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Tops / flops of the second stage of the Tour de France: Jakobsen untouchable, the Great Belt did not thrill


Fabio Jakobsen winner in the sprint, Wout van Aert in yellow but also the strange strategy of the B&B team or the disappointing passage on the Great Belt, find the Tops and Flops of the second stage of the Tour de France.

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Fabio Jakobsen untouchable

For the Quick-Step team, the days go by and look alike.

After the success of the Belgian Yves Lampaert, the Dutchman Fabio Jakobsen, on the wire, overtook Wout Van Aert in the sprint to win the 2nd stage of the Tour enamelled with falls.

Another common point between Lampaert and Jakobsen, both discover the Tour de France.

A fanfare start for a team which started without Julian Alaphilippe, the double world champion, insufficiently recovered after his heavy fall during Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

Wout Van Aert new yellow jersey

2nd in the sprint, Wout Van Aert will console himself with the yellow jersey.

The first of this versatile runner's career.

On Friday, during the 1st stage, the rider from the Jumbo-Visma team had to lose 5'' to his compatriot Yves Lampaert.

This Saturday, buoyed by the 6'' of bonuses gleaned in the sprint, he stripped Lampaert of his leading position by 1''.

He realizes one of his dreams by donning the yellow jersey.

The one his team and his duo of leaders Roglic-Vingegaard dream of.

Magnus Cort Nielsen, Polka Dot Dane

Escaped with the Norwegian Sven Erik Bystrom (Intermarché-Wanty), the Dane Magnus Cort Nielsen (EF Education) won the first two climbs in the mountain classification to afford the white jersey with red dots.

He celebrated the moment, as if he had won a stage.

To the delight of spectators.

Nielsen is the first Dane since Michael Morkov in 2012 to wear the best climber's jersey.

Bystrom, the last survivor of the breakaway of the day (rewarded the prize for fighting spirit) was caught 30 km from the finish.

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Public madness in Denmark

The Danish postcard.

Friday during the very wet 1st stage, nothing could have extinguished the pleasure of the spectators.

Enthusiastic, they wanted to party at the Tour.

The figure of 600,000 spectators on the circuit traced in the Danish capital has been advanced.

This Saturday, on the bucolic and sunny roads leading to Nyborg, the spectators, in images recalling the fervor of the great departure of Yorkshire in 2014 (3 million spectators estimated in 3 days), expressed their contagious pleasure.



The Great Belt gives birth to a mouse

The bridges connecting the islands of Seeland and Funen promised a high-flying spectacle.

The tension and anxiety of the peloton has, throughout the day, only delayed the explanation.

The peloton, to limit the risks, waited for the last kilometers of the stage before the suspension bridge to speed up the pace.

The scary bridge was crossed into the wind.

A sublime travel.

A series of chic photos but a blocked passage, marked by the falls of the yellow jersey Yves Lampaert and the Colombian Rigoberto Uran (EF Education) who finally regained their place in the peloton in time.

At the end of a very calm crossing (which Tadej Pogacar, embarrassed by a fall less than 3 km from the finish, finished grimacing), far from the expectations of a disheveled race.

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The Rolland-Barthe duo, a strange strategy

Magnus Cort Nielsen threw the first shot of the day.

Two riders from B&BHotels-KTM jumped at the chance to showcase themselves: Cyril Barthe and Pierre Rolland (174th out of 176 in the 1st stage) who revealed themselves unexpectedly.

The French duo loosened up in a pass then insisted for a long time, to no avail, to try to get back together with the leading tandem.

A tactic doomed to failure.

The B&B runners spent themselves for nothing.

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Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2022-07-02

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