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Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig of Denmark wins third stage of the Tour de France for women

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Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig of Denmark wins third stage of the Tour de France for women

Elizabeth Uttrup Marianne Vos finished second and kept the yellow jersey while Ludwig won the third stage of the first Tour de France Femmes.

Ludwig, a 26-year-old from Denmark, finished two seconds ahead of the Dutch racer.

After a 133.6 km race from Reims to Eperney, Ludwig was able to get away from a breakaway of six riders.

“I just kept fighting – this is for my team, they kept believing in me,” said Ludwig.

“It feels like such a good comeback – I just love how the team kept the fighting spirit.

“If I had the legs, I could try and do the win – but to actually do it and be a Tour de France stage winner, in this jersey [the Danish national jersey] – it doesn’t get better. What a victory man,” Ludwig added.

After teammate Marta Cavalli, one of the front-runners for the championship, withdrew from the race on Monday after being involved in a crash, FDJ Suez Futuroscope had a terrible stage two.

Stages one and two of the Tour were very flat, so when the peloton encountered its first significant hills, Team Jumbo-Vos Visma’s came in second, barely ahead of Ashleigh Moolman of South Africa, Silvia Persico and Elisa Lono Borghini of Italy, and Katarzyna Niewiakoma of Poland.

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