Lizzie Armitstead powers to victory on Women's Tour stage three

The world champion won from a group of four riders to take the overall lead in the race -Photos by Andy Jones

Lizzie Armitstead wins Women's Tour 2016 stage three

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Stage three of this year’s Aviva Women’s Tour was arguably the toughest of the week and it was won by arguably the toughest rider currently in the women’s peloton.

Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) won the stage from a group of four riders to not only notch up her sixth victory of the season, but taking with it the race leader’s yellow jersey.

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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.