Elisa Balsamo wins frantic stage three as Anna van der Breggen wraps up Tour of California GC

Italian rider Elisa Bolsamo continues her good form, while Anna van der Breggen repeats her 2017 triumph

Elisa Balsamo wins stage two of the Tour of California (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans) rode superbly to stave off repeated attacks to ensure  she emerged victorious in the Tour of California.

On the third and final stage of the women’s WorldTour race, Elisa Balsamo (Valcar Cylance) was the fastest in a reduced bunch sprint, beating Arlenis Sierra (Astana) and Leigh Ann Ganzar (Hagens Berman-Supermint).

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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 feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly 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.