Stage 2 of the inaugural Friends Life Womens Tour saw rain, rain and more rain. This resulted in tricky riding conditions for the girls. Today however, the sun is splitting the stones in Felixtowe and with everything still left to play for, we predict that the riders will up the ante on stage 3!

Stage 2: Full Race Report

Here is what you can expect from the day ahead.

stage 3

Distance: 86.8km

The Route:

Stage three sees a move to East Anglia with the start at the port town of Felixstowe in Suffolk. The route heads inland, through Ipswich city centre before making its way back to the coast for the finish at the seaside resort of Clacton-on-Sea.

Sprints: Little Bealings and Thorpe le Soken

Queen of the Mountain points: Freston and Holbrook.

Current Jersey Holders:

Friends Life Yellow Leaders Jersey: Rossella Ratto, Estado de Mexico Faren (ITA) Yodel Direct Sprint Jersey: Marianne Vos, Rabo Liv (NED)

Strava Queen of the Mountain Jersey: Sharon Laws, UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling (GBR)

Matrix Fitness Best Young Rider Jersey: Susanna Zorzi, Astana Bepink (ITA)

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Best British Rider Jersey: Lizzie Armitstead, Boels Dolmans (GBR)

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