Team DSM rider, Dutchwoman Charlotte Kool, won stage two of La Vuelta Femenina.

“This is my first big win in a Grand Tour, really nice to do it on the first sprint opportunity,” said Kool.

In a thrilling finish Kool thwarted compatriot and Jumbo-Visma rider Marianne Vos to the line, with Canyon-Sram’s Chloe Dygert finishing third.

The second stage was a 105.8km ride from Orihuela to Pilar de la Horadada.

Vos’ second place gave her the red jersey from team-mate Anna Henderson following the win of the first stage in Torrevieja.

Henderson is fourth in the general classification after finishing ninth on stage two.

The third stage is a 158km ride from Elche de la Sierra to La Roda on March 3.

Photo courtesy: – Charlotte Kool: Big win in Stage 2 La Vuelta Femenina.