Dominant Boels-Dolmans score one-two as Anna van der Breggen closes in on Women's Tour of California victory

Katie Hall won stage two of the Women's Tour of California, with her Boels-Dolmans team-mate Anna van der Breggen finishing second to maintain her lead in yellow

Anna van der Breggen and Katie Hall at the Tour of California 2019 (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

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Anna van der Breggen moved a step closer to winning the Women's Tour of California for a second time, after her Boels-Dolmans team-mate Katie Hall won stage two atop Mount Baldy.

Katie Hall, the 2018 winner, crossed the line just ahead of stage one winner Van der Breggen, who extends her lead in the general classification, to 29 seconds over the American.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and long reads across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013. In 2024 he released a seven-part podcast documentary, Ghost in the Machine, about motor doping in cycling.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains. He lives in Valencia, Spain.