Vuelta Femenina 2023: Sprint triumph Kool, Vos takes La Roja

Charlotte Kool - Vuelta Femenina 2023: Sprint triumph Kool, Vos takes La Rojafoto: Cor VosThe 2nd stage of La Vuelta Femenina boils to down to a bunch sprint. Charlotte Kool powers to victory in the streets of Pilar de la Horadada, while Marianne Vos moves into the overall race lead. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 2nd stage 2023 Vuelta Femenina

1. Charlotte Kool (nld)
2. Marianne Vos (nld) s.t.
3. Chloé Dygert (usa) s.t.
4. Blanka Vas (hun) s.t.
5. Rachele Barbieri (ita) s.t.
6. Alba Teruel (spa) s.t.
7. Demi Vollering (nld) s.t.
8. Nina Kessler (nld) s.t.
9. Anna Henderson (gbr) s.t.
10. Clara Copponi (fra) s.t.

GC after stage 2
1. Marianne Vos (nld)
2. Chloé Dygert (usa) + 0.01
3. Riejanne Markus (nld) + 0.02
4. Anna Henderson (gbr) + 0.06
5. Amber Kraak (nld) s.t.
6. Kasia Niewiadoma (pol) + 0.07
7. Elise Chabbey (swi) s.t.
8. Ricarda Bauernfeind (ger) s.t.
9. Amanda Pratt ((aus) + 0.15
10. Agnieszka Skalniak-Sójka (pol) s.t.

Race report
Coralie Demay, Catalina Soto, Iurani Blanco and Andrea Casagranda jump off the front after almost 20 kilometres. The quartet opens up a lead of more than 1 minute.

Demay and Blanco leave the others behind when the gap has been halved with 57 kilometres remaining. Some 20 kilometres later the two are reeled in themselves.

Femke Markus wins the intermediate sprint to gain a time bonus of 6 seconds. Her sister Riejanne takes 4 seconds. Chloé Dygert 2.

The peloton splits in the climb inside the last 20 kilometres, but most riders regain contact at the top.

Chloé Dygert strikes inside the last kilometre before Marianne Vos shuts down the gap with Charlotte Kool in her wheel. She overhauls her compatriot in the dying metres to take the win. Vos is the new leader on GC.

Another interesting read: route 2nd stage 2023 Vuelta Femenina.

La Vuelta Femenina 2023 stage 2: route & profile

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