Charlotte Kool takes maiden Grand Tour victory at La Vuelta Femenina

Marianne Vos supersedes Anna Henderson in red, and has now worn leader's jersey's in all three Grand Tours

Charlotte Kool wins at the Vuelta Femenina 2023
(Image credit: Getty)

Charlotte Kool continued to demonstrate that Team DSM is doing just fine without Lorena Wiebes thank you very much, with a win on stage two of the Vuelta Femenina that was timed to perfection.

She took the sprint victory in Pilar de Horadada on Spain's east coast in a duel with Marianne Vos, who went on to take the leader's red jersey from her British team-mate Anna Henderson. It means Vos has now worn the leader's jersey in the women's Spanish, French and Italian Grand Tours – the only other rider to have done that being her compatriot Annemiek Van Vlueten.

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