Wiggle High5's Annette Edmondson sprinted to victory in the second stage of the Santos Women's Tour in Adelaide.

She took advantage of a decimated field and late crash to finish ahead of team mate Chloe Hosking and Lizzie Williams of Orica-AIS.

Edmondson's Wiggle Hi5 team were prominent throughout the 20.4km street race, held on the East Tce circuit outside the Adelaide CBD.

Stage one winner and Williams' teammate Katrin Garfoot remains the tour leader.

The women's stage preceded the People's Choice Classic, the standalone race which gives the Santos Tour Down Under men a hitout ahead of this week's Tour Down Under.

"Because of the strength of the Wiggle Hi5 girls out there, I could relax," Edmondson said.

"I let them do all the work and they came back and found me when they needed to."

Orica-AIS tried to disrupt Wiggle Hi5's sprint train with an early attack on the last lap.

"Luckily Chloe, my leadout girl, was switched on and got straight on their wheel," Edmondson said.

Two crashes during the 20-lap race thinned out the main group, which quickly shut down any breakaway attempt.

Edmondson is reigning world champion in the omnium and teams pursuit and is set for a prominent role in the track team at the Rio Olympics.

Garfoot's stage win gave her the tour lead, but she remains level on time with fellow Australian Lauren Kitchen (Hitec), American Shelley Olds (Cyclance) and British rider Dani King (Wiggle Hi5).

Edmondson is sixth overall at 47 seconds.

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