Marianne Vos takes solo win at Ladies Tour of Norway

Former world champion holds off British champion Alice Barnes and takes the overall lead with two stages remaining

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Three time winner Marianne Vos took a nail biting solo victory at the Ladies Tour of Norway on Friday. Having attacked with 5.5km remaining, she held on by the narrowest margin, with British champion Alice Barnes (Canyon-SRAM) second and Marta Bastianelli (Virtu) third.

The double overall winner attacked the peloton on a short climb, just over five kilometres out, on the last of three local laps. With yellow jersey Lorena Wiebes (Parkhotel Valkenburg) out of position after crashing, there was confusion in the chase, and Vos was able to build a lead.

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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.