Marianne Vos snatches Women's Tour lead as Wiggle-High5 claim stage honours

Vos sneaked into the yellow jersey thanks to intermediate bonus seconds, but could only finish third on the stage as Amy Pieters sprinted to victory from a reduced group

(Image credit: Andy Jones 2014)

Wiggle-High5 gained a real boost to their morale by winning today’s stage two of the Aviva Women’s Tour in Stratford-Upon-Avon on Thursday afternoon. Dutchwoman Amy Pieters took a close sprint finish ahead of last year’s race winner Lisa Brennauer (Canyon-Sram).

Pieters, whose first win this was since joining the British registered team this year, was one of a group of 27 riders who entered the Warwickshire town more than a minute ahead of the main peloton, which had split over the final 30km of a tough course.

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