Lively start for Jessie Walker at the Friends Life Women's Tour

The Matrix Fitness-Vulpine rider describes how she wanted to take a mid-stage selfie to show people she rode alongside Marianne Vos.

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Matrix Fitness-Vulpine rider Jessie Walker has experienced the highs and lows of racing in her eventful start to this year's Friends Life Women's Tour.

The 19-year-old Sheffield-based rider sprinted with the likes of world time trial champion Ellen van Dijk to finish 18th on Wednesday's opening stage, but came in just behind the peloton into Bedford yesterday after being brought down by another rider.

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