American Coryn Rivera edged out Marianne Vos in an exciting dash end to win stage two and transfer into the general lead of the Girls’s Tour.
A diminished peloton contested the dash after a late climb on the 145km stage, with Rivera’s bike throw denying former champion Vos on the road in Daventry and Christine Majerus ending third.
Rivera leads the overall classification by 15 seconds over Britain’s Dani Rowe.
Rowe got here fourth on stage two to retain the Finest British Rider blue jersey.
Three-time world street race champion Vos is a second additional again on WaowDeals team-mate Rowe within the general.
Stage one winner Jolien D’Hoore completed 9 minutes 29 seconds down on Rivera to fall down the overall classification.
The Girls’s Tour has more than doubled its prize fund this yr to match the sums awarded within the males’s race, with prize cash for the five-day race now standing at 90,000 euro (£80,355).
The 17-team occasion, now in its fifth version, kinds a part of the UCI Women’s WorldTour and concludes on Sunday.
Friday’s stage three is the longest of the race, operating 151km from Atherstone to Royal Leamington Spa.
Stage two consequence:
1. Coryn Rivera (US/Staff Sunweb) 4hrs 8mins 06secs
2. Marianne Vos (Ned/WaowDeals) identical time
3. Christine Majerus (Lux/Boels-Dolmans)
4. Dani Rowe (GB/WaowDeals)
5. Gracie Elvin (Aus/Mitchelton-Scott)
Basic classification after stage two:
1. Coryn Rivera (US/Staff Sunweb) 7hrs 22minutes 22secs
2. Dani Rowe (GB/WaowDeals) +15secs
3. Marianne Vos (Ned/WaowDeals) +16secs
4. Amy Pieters (Ned/Boels-Dolmans) +17secs
5. Christine Majerus (Lux/Boels-Dolmans) +19secs
6. Elisa Longo Borghini (Ita/Wiggle High5) +21secs
7. Eugenia Bujak (Slo/BTC Metropolis Ljubljana) +23secs
8. Eva Buurman (Ned/Trek-Drops) identical time
9. Maria Giulia Confalonieri (Ita/Valcar PBM)
10. Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Fra/Canyon-SRAM Racing)