British rider picks up her third win in as many days, extending her lead at the Tour Femenino de San Luis in Argentina

Hannah Barnes completed a hat-trick of wins in Argentina yesterday evening (January 12), picking up her third victory in as many days by taking stage two of the Tour Femenino de San Luis.

Barnes won Saturday’s Gran Prix San Luis Femenino before racing to victory in stage one of the Tour Femenino on Sunday.

And, on Monday, Barnes increased her lead in the Tour’s General Classification over Elena Cecchini and Arianna Fidanza to 11sec and 16sec respectively.

Stage two finished in Villa Mercedes, where Barnes won her first professional race last year, although the Brit then crashed out of the race the following day.

Stage three comprises of a 63.4km route around Merlo, with a category three climb up to Rincon del Este coming in the first four kilometres.

The six-day race finishes in San Luis on Friday, with a short 12.8km time trial tomorrow (January 14) in El Durazno, the location of Barnes’ stage one win on Sunday.