Jolien D’hoore storms to Women’s Tour stage one win taking the overall lead

Belgian takes overall lead in dominant sprint in Stowmarket

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Brit rider Abby-Mae Parkinson takes combatively prize after her lone breakaway was thwarted in the final two kilometres.

Former Belgian champion Jolien D’hoore won the opening stage of the 2019 Women’s Tour, sprinting to victory in Suffolk on Monday.

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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.