Vos extends GC lead ahead of two decisive days in the mountains with dominant sprint victory.
Balsamo and Vos complete the top three on stage 5.
Marianne Vos finished in the main group and retained her overall lead in the race.
Tour de France Femmes Stage 3: Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig wins in uphill sprint, Marianne Vos defends yellow
Vos defends the yellow jersey in thrilling finale, with reports of Annemiek van Vleuten falling ill after losing time.
FDJ-Suez-Futuroscope suffers disaster day as podium favorite Marta Cavalli abandons and Uttrup Ludwig loses time.
Team DSM fast woman pulls on the yellow jersey, beating Marianne Vos after attack-filled opener in Paris.