Women's Tour: Brennauer leads as D'hoore wins second stage

Lisa Brennauer
Lisa Brennauer retained the yellow jersey

Belgium's Jolien D'hoore won stage two of the Women's Tour, a day after Britain's Lizzie Armitstead crashed out of the race.

Germany's Lisa Brennauer finished second behind D'hoore on the 138km stage from Braintree to Clacton to retain the yellow jersey.

Britain's Lucy Garner and Hannah Barnes finished 10th and 11th respectively.

Armistead was ruled out of the tour after her crash, moments after winning the first stage on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old crossed the finish line and then collided with a group of photographers and race director Mick Bennett.

She was taken to hospital, but suffered only bruising and was later discharged.

Stage three takes place on Friday from Oundle to Kettering.

Stage two results

1. Jolien D'hoore (Bel/Wiggle Honda) 3hrs 23mins 25 secs

2. Lisa Brennauer (Ger/Velocio SRAM)

3. Christine Majerus (Lux/Boels Dolmans)

4. Emma Johansson (Swe/Orica AIS)

5. Anouska Koster (Ned/Rabo Liv)

General classification after stage two

1. Lisa Brennauer (Ger/Velocio SRAM) 6hrs 03mins 06secs

2. Jolien D'Hoore (Bel/Wiggle Honda)

3. Vera Koedooder (Ned/Bigla Pro)

4. Marta Tagliaferro (Ita/Ale Cipollini)

5. Emma Johansson (Swe/Orica AIS)

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