Sarah Storey wins in France as Lizzie Armitstead moves up to second overall in Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen in Germany

Sarah Storey (Pearl Izumi/Sports Tours International) won the stage two time trial in the Tour de Bretagne Féminin in France on Friday.

Storey clocked 15-21 over the 11.2-kilometres route around Radenac to secure the stage and move up to third place overall behind Audrey Cordon (Hitec).

Storey is one of 16 Brits competing in the UCI 2.2-ranked race. Jessie Walker of Matrix Racing Academy was eighth on stage two.

Two stages remain in the race, which concludes on Sunday.

Over in Germany, Lizzie Armitstead secured her third stage win of the year on Tuesday at the Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen and still has a chance of overall victory.

The Boels-Dolmans rider pipped the race leader Lisa Brennauer (Specialized-lululemon) on the line during the 105.4km stage one.

Armitstead then placed second behind American Evelyn Stevens (Specialized-Lululemon) on stage four. Stevens takes the overall race lead with Armitstead in second overall, 56 seconds off the GC

There are two stages remaining in the UCI 2.1 event.