Marianne Vos snatches victory on stage three of the Giro Rosa after Lucy Kennedy celebrates too early

Kasia Niewiadoma retains the overall lead after finishing 12th on the stage

Vos wins stage three of the Giro Rosa (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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Marianne Vos took her second consecutive Giro Rosa stage win on Sunday, out sprinting Australian Lucy Kennedy, passing her on the line. The win was not as straightforward as her stage two success as she came from a distance to catch lone leader Kennedy, who celebrated too early.

Kennedy had broken away from what was left of the peloton on the final climb to Piedicavallo, around two kilometres from the finish, and looked set for the win. Vos though, was carrying huge speed and snatched the victory from the Australian, for whom the win would have been a first Women’s WorldTour success. 

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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.