• Women's Tour of Britain

Trott makes top 30 as Vos extends advantage

ESPN staff
May 10, 2014
Emma Trott (left) announced she will be retiring after the event © PA Photos

Laura Trott finished stage four of the inaugural Women's Tour of Britain in 29th place just a day after being taken to hospital with suspected concussion following a crash.

The double Olympic champion was given the all-clear to race on the 87.8-kilometre route between her home town of Cheshunt and Welwyn Garden City after the incident on Friday, but was far from her best as Marianne Vos claimed victory to extend her overall lead to 19 seconds over Emma Johansson.

"I think the crowd carried me around and their support was incredible," Trott told BBC Sport.

Her sister Emma, who finished in 58th, announced she will be retiring after Sunday's final stage. "I've not said anything until now, but I'm retiring after this race, so today means a lot more to me," she told Cycling Weekly.

Vos took her second successive victory at the event ahead of Wiggle Honda rider Giorgia Bronzini, who claimed she had been blocked by a race organiser's motorbike on her final attack.

"It's not my favourite way to finish, but it happened," Bronzini said, with team boss Rochelle Gilmore adding: "It was about 400-500m from the finish and the motorbike apparently came between Bronzini and Vos, which is quite disappointing because it messed up the sprint."

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