4 stages in 3 days, June 17th - June 19th
Middelburg - Vlissingen, 100km
Review of the Stage
In another sprint finish, the stage was taken out by Debby Mansveld (lying 3rd at the start of the day). She beat race leader Chantel Beltman and Kirsten Wild (who started the day in 22nd place at 12seconds down) in the 'gallop', which consisted 67 riders. There were 114 finishers on Stage 2, the winner's speed was calculated as 42.963 km/hr
Two of the intermediate sprints were won by Angela Brodtka, which helped her to maintain a top three position (dropping to 3rd from 2nd) despite not taking any of the bonuses awarded to the 1,2,3 on the stage. Brodtka finished 9th today.
Beltman took second, second, second in the intermediate sprints and then second in the stage, adding up to bonuses of 12 seconds to keep her leader's jersey.
Once more, the various competitions within the race kept the racing tight and furious. Beltman maintains her grip on the combined jersey too - GC, sprints and points positions keep her up there.
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