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Marianne Vos edges Lizzie Deignan in thrilling second stage of Women’s Tour

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a group of people riding on the back of a bicycle: Marianne Vos celebrates her win. © ProSports/Rex/Shutterstock Marianne Vos celebrates her win.

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Marianne Vos has won the second stage of the Women’s Tour after a dramatic finish at the Kent Cyclopark on Tuesday.

The 32-year-old from the Netherlands, who won the Tour de Yorkshire last month, prevailed in a group sprint with Lizzie Deignan finishing second.

Mitchelton-Scott’s Sarah Roy was third, ahead of Elena Cecchini (Canyon-SRAM) and Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Valcar Cylance).

Vos, who races for CCC-Liv, outsprinted her rivals to win by two metres and provisionally win the race leader’s green jersey.

Trek-Segafredo put the hammer down at the front in a bid to secure victory for their rider Deignan but the powerful Vos edged her in a thrilling finish.

Bennett surges to Dauphiné success

Sam Bennett et al. posing for the camera: Sam Bennett salutes from the podium after his third-stage win. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images © AFP/Getty Images Sam Bennett salutes from the podium after his third-stage win. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland’s Sam Bennett sprinted to a commanding victory on stage three of the Critérium du Dauphiné.

Bora-Hansgrohe’s Bennett took the 177km stage from Le Puy-en-Velay to Riom after some brilliant teamwork allowed him to break clear in the final 200m. Team Jumbo-Visma’s Wout Van Aert came second in the sprint, with Davide Ballerini close behind him in third.

Dylan Teuns retained the yellow jersey and his three-second lead over Guillaume Martin in the general classification. The British pair Chris Froome and Adam Yates both remain in the top 10.

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