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Tour de France: profile, times, forecast and places to see for the 2nd stage


Everything you need to know about the race and its side effects with the second stage of the Tour de France in Denmark between Roskilde and Nyborg.

Profile of the stage: Roskilde-Nyborg (202.2 km)

After the pitfalls of a wet road on Friday in the time trial, the peloton will have to overcome other obstacles in the second flat stage in Denmark, probably the toughest in the land of the Vikings.

202.2 kilometers on the flat but with a formidable finish since the riders will take the Great Belt at the end of the day, an interminable bridge of 18 kilometers with significant risks of curbs due to the side wind which should blow.

The breaks could do damage because there will only be two kilometers left on solid ground to try to catch up with a possible delay.

Designed for sprinters, this stage could therefore hold some surprises and Yves Lampert's yellow jersey is already in danger.

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Roskilde-Nyborg (202.2 km) ASO


The actual departure is set at 12:35 p.m. and the estimated arrival at 5:11 p.m.

The prediction of... Catherine Marsal (former cycling world champion in 1990)

“It's going to be Van der Poel or a Dane.

I'm going to put Mads Pedersen (the leader of the Trek team, 2019 world champion).

On deck it should be fine.

We are not in a period where there are high winds;

You really shouldn't be lucky... You can always come across a thunderstorm.

If there is no wind, everything will be fine.

In the fall or in May, there are tornadoes, in July, I don't think we will have strong winds.

At the start of the 18 km bridge, they will only be 20 km from the finish.

In case of breakage, it will take seconds but it should not upset the general classification.

Not to be missed on the course:

In Roskilde, the former capital of Denmark, we will remember the 12th century red brick cathedral, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but we will especially have an eye at the end of the stage on the monumental 18 km bridge connecting the islands of Seeland and Funen before a final in the streets of Nyborg, in southern Denmark.

The Great Belt required eleven years of work, between 1989 and 1998, before being put into service.

Christian Prudhomme visiting the Great Belt crossed this Saturday.


The specialty to get your teeth into:

After stegt flaesh, the Danes' favorite dish consisting of roast pork and potatoes with a parsley sauce, it's time for rygeost, a cheese whose production dates back to Viking times.

It is a cheese usually smoked with slices of radish and chives, usually eaten on a slice of rye bread.

The expression of the day: "Break the bilboquet"

Said of a runner who shatters a race plan by not respecting team instructions.

He can expect a blower from his sports director on arrival.

Ex: "We do not move before the passage of the Great Belt, that nobody has fun breaking the bilboquet."

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2022-07-02

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