Stage two of Rás na mBan in County Kilkenny was won by Team Hutchinson - Brother UK's Tiffany Keep. The South African rider held off Dutch duo Noa Jansen and Manon de Boer in the uphill sprint finish at The Rower to take the victory.
Linda Kelly was was the best of the Irish on the stage, taking over the lead of the Best Irish Rider classification in the process. Stage one winner and overnight leader Mia Griffin of Team Ireland crossed the line 35 seconds down on Keep, with fourth placed Rixt Hoogland of NWVG-Uplus becoming the new overall race leader.
The Netherlands rider will wear the magenta jersey for Friday's 104 kilometre third stage from Portlaoise to Mountrath, featuring the mountain pass of The Cut in the Slieve Bloom Mountains.