The Dutch Marianne Vos, who arrived in second position on Sunday on the Champs-Élysées, won the 2nd stage of the women’s Tour de France on Monday. The 35-year-old runner won the yellow jersey at the same time. The day’s route linked Meaux to Provins for a distance of 136.4 km.
Dutch legend Marianne Vos takes on the yellow jersey of the women’s Tour de France after winning the second stage in Provins on Monday in the final sprint. After her second place the day before, the three-time world champion (2006, 2012 and 2013) further extended her record by beating the Italian Silvia Persico and the Polish Katarzyna Niewiadoma, respectively 2nd and 3rd in the stage. The day’s route linked Meaux to Provins in Seine-et-Marne for a distance of just over 136km.
Several crashes in the peloton
Marta Cavalli, one of the contenders for victory on Monday, suffered a violent fall after being hit at full speed by Australian champion Nicole Frain, who arrived without braking in a slowdown caused by a fall. An incident that made the business of Marianne Vos. Especially since three other falls followed one another in the last thirty kilometers in a final made very nervous by the wind and gusts up to 45 km / h which raised fears of edges, namely breaks in the peloton.
For the Dutchwoman, who has won almost everything on her bike, between her Olympic track title (points race, 2008) on the road (2012) and her 32 Giro stages, this yellow jersey has a taste of accomplishment. It was she who won on the Champs-Elysées in 2014 for the first edition of the Course by Le Tour, a women’s event launched by ASO. A creation that owes to the activism of the Dutchwoman who, as a child, attended the Great Men’s Loop with her parents in France.