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Women UCI: Vos wins stage and earns yellow jersey
 
By Imelda March
Date: 5/9/2014
Women UCI: Vos wins stage and earns yellow jersey
 
Marianne Vos took her long threatened stage victory in the Friends Life Women's Tour, sprinting to the win in Clacton to move into the race leader's yellow jersey after three days of action.

Vos headed home Emma Johansson and Giorgia Bronzini on the gently rising finish straight on Clacton's seafront at the end of an action packed stage, run off in a little over two-hours in blustery conditions on the Suffolk and Essex coasts.

Despite a flat tyre Britain's Lizzie Armitstead took fourth in the sprint to stay in the hunt for overall victory.

As a result of victory, Vos trades the YodelDirect Points jersey for the Friends Life Yellow Jersey of race leader, taking a eight second lead over Stage One winner Johansson, with overnight leader Rossella Ratto a further second back in third.

Vos continues to also lead the YodelDirect Points classification after her consistent run of second-third-first finishes, with Armitstead retaining the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Best British Rider jersey and staying fifth overall.

Ratto's consolation for losing the race lead is retaining the Matrix Fitness Best Young Rider jersey, while Sharon Laws retains the Strava Queen of the Mountains jersey, with a three point lead over Switzerland's Jolanda Neff.

Numerous attacks throughout the stage, including one by Armitstead and Boels Dolmans straight from 0-kilometre and one that featured Armitstead, Johansson and Vos, were kept on a tight leash, resulting in frantic action.

Combined with strong winds this left several groups distanced from the rear of the race, but plenty of action at the front. Specialized Lululemon's Trixi Worrack earned the day's combativity award for her persistent attacking, with teammate Tiffany Cromwell's last ditch attempt caught at the flame rouge as the peloton prepared for the bunch gallop.

Saturday sees Hertfordshire host the Friends Life Women's Tour for Stage Four from Cheshunt to Welwyn Garden City.

Highlights of Stage Three are on ITV4 in the UK at 9:00 p.m. this evening, with a repeat on Saturday morning at 8.25 a.m.

Stage 3: Felixstowe to Clacton covering 90.5 kilometers.

Rank Bib # Name Team Time
1 1 VOS Marianne RBW 2:11:05
2 111 JOHANSSON Emma GEW ST
3 154 BRONZINI Giorgia WHT ST
4 21 ARMITSTEAD Lizzie DLT ST
5 36 CECCHINI Elena* EMF ST
6 103 KIRCHMANN Leah OPW ST
7 91 PIETERS Amy* NED ST
8 41 GARNER Lucy* GBR ST
9 22 VAN DIJK Ellen DLT ST
10 55 HOSKING Chloe HPU ST
11 66 VERHOEVEN Aurore LKT ST
12 61 BIANNIC Aude* LKT ST
13 155 MULLENS Peta WHT ST
14 74 DE VOCHT Liesbet LBL ST
15 125 DELZENNE Elise SLU ST
16 112 GUNNEWIJK Loes GEW ST
17 146 WINDER Ruth* UHC ST
18 116 ELVIN Gracie GEW ST
19 2 VAN VLEUTEN Annemiek RBW ST
20 34 RATTO Rossella* EMF ST
         
         
General Classification    
         
         
Rank Bib # Name Team Time
1 1 VOS Marianne RBW 7:41:14
2 111 JOHANSSON Emma GEW 8
3 34 RATTO Rossella* EMF 9
4 14 ZORZI Susanna* BPK 14
5 21 ARMITSTEAD Lizzie DLT 18
6 154 BRONZINI Giorgia WHT 24
7 141 BARNES Hannah* UHC ST
8 22 VAN DIJK Ellen DLT 25
9 125 DELZENNE Elise SLU ST
10 41 GARNER Lucy* GBR 28
11 91 PIETERS Amy* NED ST
12 36 CECCHINI Elena* EMF ST
13 66 VERHOEVEN Aurore LKT ST
14 55 HOSKING Chloe HPU ST
15 61 BIANNIC Aude* LKT ST
16 126 WORRACK Trixi SLU ST
17 103 KIRCHMANN Leah OPW ST
18 131 NEFF Jolanda* SUI ST
19 74 DE VOCHT Liesbet LBL ST
20 53 LONGO BORGHINI Elisa* HPU ST

FULL RESULTS - The Friends Life Women’s Tour 2014

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