Tour de France Women 2022: results of stage 2
Marianne Vos won the second stage of the Tour de France Women 2022 and also became the new leader of the general classification of the race. Vos nearly won the opening stage of the race on Sunday, but was stifled at the line by Lorena Wiebes (DSM) in the sprint.
Vos beat Silvia Persico (Valvar Travel Service) and Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM), the remnants of a six-woman group that broke free with 20km to go. The group finished 29 seconds ahead of the chasing pack which included Wiebes as well as GC contenders Demi Vollering (SD Worx) and Mavi García (UAE Team ADQ).
“It’s not revenge, it’s just a great day. I can’t describe what happened,” Vos said after the stage. “We knew we had to be focused, we knew that we had to be careful in the bell tower as it tightened up and the wind played a part. But I didn’t expect us to break up and stay away. Like yesterday, the team made a perfect start for the Champs Elysées and now they have ushered me perfectly into this bell lap towards the sprint. Elisa Balsamo attacked and apparently it was time to go.
When asked if it was the best of his hundreds of wins, Vos replied, “So far, it’s definitely the best. It’s incredible. Of course, you’re there and you try to be focused but winning today is beautiful.
“I wanted to do my best and do it right, but I also knew there were fast girls. Of course it was very tough in the final so everyone probably had leg pain. I just had to go there and see if that would be enough.
Tour de France Women 2022: Brief results of stage 2
- Marianne Vos (Team Jumbo-Visma) at 03h 14′ 02″
- Silvia Persico (Valcar-Travel & Service) street
- Katarzyna Niewiadoma (CANYON//SRAM Racing) m
- Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) at 2″
- Maike van der Duin (The Wahoo Pass) at 12″
General classification after stage 2:
- Marianne Vos (Team Jumbo-Visma) @ 5h 07′ 46″
- Silvia Persico (Valcar-Travel & Service) at 10″
- Katarzyna Niewiadoma (CANYON//SRAM Racing) at 12″
- Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) at 18″
- Maike van der Duin The Col Wahoo at 28″
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