Riejanne Markus claims narrow victory from breakaway on stage two of Ladies Tour of Norway 2021

The Dutch rider takes the overall lead after time gap confusion originally saw the yellow jersey award to Kristen Faulkner

Ladies Tour of Norway stage two
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For the second consecutive stage the Ladies Tour of Norway breakaway took the win, Riejanne Markus winning in Mysen by a hair’s breadth.

After joining the day’s breakaway around 40km out, the Jumbo-Visma rider defended a lead of less than a minute when she entered the closing 8.2km circuit around the finish town.

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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.