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Vos wins Women's Tour

Salisbury Journal: Holland's Marianne Vos of the Rabo Liv Cycling Team wins Stage Five and overall winner of the 2014 Women's Tour Of Britain Holland's Marianne Vos of the Rabo Liv Cycling Team wins Stage Five and overall winner of the 2014 Women's Tour Of Britain

Olympic and world champion Marianne Vos completed a dominant performance to win a hugely successful inaugural Friends Life Women's Tour on Sunday.

The Dutchwoman claimed a third successive stage success on the fifth and final day to seal overall victory in front of large crowds in Bury St Edmunds.

Vos (Rabo-Liv), who won London 2012 gold ahead of Britain's Lizzie Armitstead, won on the concluding 108-kilometre stage from Harwich - and with it 10 bonus seconds - to triumph overall by 30 seconds.

Wiggle-Honda's Giorgia Bronzini was second on the day and Amy Pieters (Netherlands) third, while Emma Johansson (Orica-GreenEdge) was fifth to seal second overall.

Third overall was Rossella Ratto (Estadio de Mexico-Faren), while Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) withdrew prior to the start of Sunday's final stage after battling illness all week.

Two-time world junior champion Lucy Garner (Great Britain) was the best-placed Briton in seventh overall, 50 seconds behind Vos.

Double Olympic track champion Laura Trott (Wiggle-Honda) was 55th overall after a heavy crash on Friday and Saturday's stage which began in her hometown of Cheshunt, while her sister Emma (Boels-Dolmans) was 60th overall before retiring after crossing the finish line in Suffolk.

The pair crossed the line together on the final stage.

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