Alex Manly breaks the Vos stranglehold with Tour of Scandinavia stage victory

The Australian wins a tense aggressive race after a late five woman move stay away to the line by a hair’s breadth

Alex Manly (right) (BikeExchange-Jayco) wins stage four of the 2022 Tour of Scandinavia
Alex Manly (right) (BikeExchange-Jayco) wins stage four of the 2022 Tour of Scandinavia
(Image credit: Luc Claessen/Getty)

Alex Manly was the rider to break Marianne Vos’s Tour of Scandinavia stranglehold, the Australian winning the fourth stage in Mysen on Friday.

After Vos won the opening three days the Jumbo-Visma rider was odds on favourite for a fourth victory, but an aggressive performance from BikeExchange-Jayco saw the Australian take her first WorldTour win.

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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.