Lauren Stephens wins gripping mountain stage on stage two of women's virtual Tour de France

A scintillating sprint finish capped off a thrilling Zwift mountain stage

Lauren Stephens wins stage two of the virtual Tour de France (Zwift)

Lauren Stephens won a thrilling sprint finish on the mountainous stage two of the women's virtual Tour de France.

The American pipped Brit Joss Lowden (Drops) on the line, having chased back to the front of the race on the descent into the finish, with Erica Magnaldi (Ceratizit-WNT) in third and Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (FDJ Nouvelle - Aquitaine Futuroscope) coming fourth.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.