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Tops / Flops of the 3rd stage of the Tour de France: the return of Groenewegen, Jakobsen misses his shot

2022-07-03T16:22:18.272Z

The Dutch sprinter beat the Belgian Yellow Jersey this Sunday between Velje and Sonderborg during a stage during which the riders waited for the sprint and left the spotlight to the Danish public.



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Dylan Groenewegen, back in full light

The Dutchman (Team Bikeexchange) was able to sneak in to triumph in extremis in the sprint at Sonderborg.

And win his 5th bouquet on the Tour de France (a victory in 2017 and 2010, two in 2018).

Before being overwhelmed by emotion.

Dylan Groenewegen is indeed back in full light.

In August 2020, he was responsible for the frightening fall of Fabio Jakobsen in the sprint of the 1st stage of the Tour of Poland.

He had then suffered criticism, been suspended, and had had difficulty with the idea of ​​​​finding to rub in the heart of a sprint…

Magnus Cort Nielsen still provides the show

The Dane from the EF Education team, already on the attack on Saturday during the 2nd stage between Roskilde and Nyborg, once again put on a show this Sunday.

He consolidated his best climber's polka dot jersey and served for a long time as a scout to set the mood for the start of the race (he who, since the start, has spent 6:58 in the lead of the race, according to

France Télévisions

).

Before fading away.

Delayed, he finished to cheers.

With smile.

Happy with the pleasures gathered, the moments shared.

He was awarded the combativeness prize.

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The beautiful Danish fever

As in Copenhagen, then during the 2nd stage, the Danish spectators, throughout the stage, stretched out a huge guard of honor for the peloton.

A continuous clamor which resounded with force to complete the stunning Danish triptych.

Wout Van Aert still at the forefront

The yellow jersey was jumped over the line by the muscular Dylan Groenewegen.

The Belgian signed a third second place in three days.

Beaten by Yves Lampert during the inaugural time trial on Friday, the versatile Jumbo-Visma rider was then overtaken in the sprint on Saturday (by Fabio Jakobsen), then on Sunday.

He marked the start of the Tour, will wear the yellow jersey on Tuesday between Dunkirk and Calais and scored valuable points for the green jersey (of which he is the leader).

His goal.

FLOPS

A locked step

The sprinter teams were too keen on a sprint and the chances for them being very limited on this Tour, the opportunity was too good to let it slip away.

The spectators saw a grouped peloton pass, quickly, too quickly resigned.

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Fabio Jakobsen lost in the final

The Dutchman had the cards in hand.

The mastery of the team and the Quick-Step dynamic (two stage victories during the first two days) but in the last corner, he could not hold the wheel of Michael Morkov, lost the thread and saw the strategy of the Belgian team fall into the water.

Jakobsen was the one all sprinters wanted to follow.

And it was he who lost his way in the end.

Success was there at Nyborg.

Not in Sonderborg.

Source: lefigaro

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