Vos makes it two in a row

Holland's Marianne Vos has increased her overall lead in the Friends Life Women's Tour by winning a second consecutive stage.

Rabo-Liv rider Vos crossed the line on Saturday ahead of Italy's Giorgia Bronzini (Wiggle-Honda) in second and Leicester's Lucy Garner (Great Britain) in third.

The event's fourth stage, running from Cheshunt to Welwyn Garden City, also saw local girl Laura Trott (Wiggle-Honda) manage to compete the day after suffering a heavy crash, while her sister Emma (Boels-Dolmans) announced on the finish line she will retire after Sunday's final stage.