Clara Copponi's fighting spirit nets Women's Tour lead

Clara Copponi (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope)
Clara Copponi (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Clara Copponi (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope) powered into the overall lead at The Women's Tour after finishing second to Amy Pieters (SD Worx) on stage 2 of the race.

The young French rider finished third on the opening stage and due to her consistency now sits at the top of the overall standings, tied at the same time as Pieters, with Sheyla Gutierrez (Movistar) in third at six seconds back.

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