Marianne Vos takes overall Women’s Tour lead after winning stage two at the Kent Cyclopark

Brit Lizzie Deignan leapfrogs into second place after finishing second and bagging bonus seconds

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Unaffected by a late bike change, Marianne Vos won the second stage of the Women’s Tour, propelling herself into the overall leader’s jersey. The former multiple world champion’s sprint was far too powerful with clear air between her and her rivals as she crossed the line.

Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) proved the snap she had been missing in her legs is on its way back by finishing second, with Australian Sarah Roy (Mitchelton-Scott) finishing third.

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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.