Annemiek van Vleuten masters the Norefjell climb to take stage three at the Ladies Tour of Norway

The Movistar rider moves into the general classification lead with one stage remaining

Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar) wins stage three of the 2021 Ladies Tour of Norway at the Norefjell ski resort
(Image credit: Getty Images/Luc Claesen)

Despite playing down her chances all week, Annemiek van Vleuten won the Ladies Tour of Norway queen stage at the Norefjell ski resort on Saturday.

The Olympic time trial champion crossed the line alone at the end of stage three, having dropped Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio with two kilometres to go. The South African SDWorx rider held on for a convincing second place, while Alé-BTC Ljubljana’s Mavi Garcia was third.

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Owen Rogers is an experienced journalist, covering professional cycling and specialising in women's road racing. He has followed races such as the Women's Tour and Giro d'Italia Donne, live-tweeting from Women's WorldTour events as well as providing race reports, interviews, analysis and news stories. He has also worked for race teams, to provide post race reports and communications.