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Vos takes second victory and is almost certainly green: ‘Felt I had more speed than Balsamo’

Marianne Vos has in the sixth stage her second win of this one Tour de France Femmes booked. She won the sprint from a thinned out peloton after a hilly stage. Due to her victory and the accompanying bonuses, she extends her lead in the general classification to thirty seconds on closest pursuer Silvia Persico. She is also doing an excellent job in the fight for green.

Vos can barely slip the green jersey. At 22 kilometers from the finish, Lorena Wiebes, her main competitor for the points jersey, went down. The Dutchman did not get back into the peloton and was therefore unable to sprint for the win. Result: Vos now has 267 points, Wiebes has only 191. With two mountain stages to go, the Team DSM rider will almost certainly not be able to make up for her deficit. In short, an excellent day for Vos.

Vos sprinkles praise to teammates

‘It was a difficult game’, the yellow jersey opens it flash interview. “Of course it was a good situation for us with Anna Henderson being in that big flight. This made it a tough chase, and twice Cote de Boersch provided some action along the way. The descent from that was also quite difficult.’ Jumbo Visma Due to the presence of Henderson, he was unable to drive at the front, so her teammates could assist Vos. “The other riders of the team could focus on keeping me in position. They kept me out of the wind all the time.’

When the last escapee was caught, Jumbo-Visma resolutely led the pack, and Vos was taken to the last kilometer in a seat. “In the final they did a perfect job keeping the pace really high until the last corners, which put me in a good position. In the sprint I felt I had more speed than Elisa Balsamo, but I couldn’t accelerate anymore. So I had to hope it was enough’, she concludes.

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