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Tour of Scandinavia: Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig wins stage 2 at Norefjell, takes race lead

Cofidis' Spanish rider Ion Izaguirre Insausti cycles in a lone breakaway in the final ascent of the Col de la Croix Rosier during the 12th stage of the 110th edition of the Tour de France cycling race, 169 km between Roanne and Belleville-en-Beaujolais, in central-eastern France, on July 13, 2023. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP)

Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig (FDJ-SUEZ) has won stage 2 of the Tour of Scandinavia, beating Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar Team), Kim Cadzow (Team Jumbo-Visma), and Greta Marturano (Fenix-Deceuninck) in a sprint of four riders at the Norefjell ski resort after making the selection on the ascent of the west side of the Norwegian climb.

The Danish climber gave herself a late birthday present after turning 28 on Wednesday, accelerating out of the group of favourites 3.4km from the top of the climb to Djupsjøen that was followed by 7.9 rolling kilometres. 

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