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LIVE – Tour de France: Lampaert on the ground, the riders on the Great Belt

18 km – No curbs in sight

The headwind prevents any attempt to edge and the various falls push the peloton to reduce the tempo. There will probably be no curbs today.

19 km – Fall of the yellow jersey!

Yves Lampaert fell right in the middle of the peloton. Anthony Turgis also fell and seems affected. In front of a reduced peloton procrastinates while Lampaert gives everything to come back. Alberto Dainese, sprinter of the DSM, also went to the ground as well as Morkov, pilot fish of Jakobsen.

20km – Let’s go for the Great Belt!

The road is wide and everyone wants to be in front, the atmosphere is crazy along the road. For the moment it is headwind.

21 km – Rigoberto Uran waterfall!

Another fall in the peleton. This time it was Rigoberto Uran who went down. He crashed at the worst of times as the peloton raced towards the Great Belt. He will lose big. The young Kevin Vermaeke (DSM) seems to have been hit in the shoulder but will start again.

25 km – The tension is rising!

Everyone wants to be at the front of the peloton and their elbows cheek! The Jumbo, Lotto, Ineos and Groupama FDJ are fighting to put their leader or sprinter in front to tackle the Great Belt as well as possible. David Gaudu is the forward alongside Pogacar and Roglic.

34 km – End of the breakaway for Bystrom

As expected, Sven Erik Bystrom was caught up by the peloton with his solo run of several tens of kilometers after having distanced Cort Nielsen, Barthe and Rolland. The big maneuvers begin as the Great Belt Bridge will be attacked in 10 km.

36 km – Bad move by Stefan Küng on Ruben Guerreiro

Nerves tense in the peloton as they approach the Great Belt Bridge. Stefan Küng, teammate of David Gaudu, was the author of a bad gesture on the Portuguese Ruben Guerreiro. The Swiss put his hand on the EF Easypost rider’s helmet before shaking his head. The race marshals are now intractable on these subjects. Be careful not to go home tonight for Küng.

40 km – Neilands and Tusveld on the ground

First drop of the day. No major damage obviously. Latvian Krists Neilands (Israel ProTech) and Martijn Tusveld (DSM) went down but left immediately.

42 km – Side wind for the first part of the Great Belt

According to Eurosport, the wind will be sideways on the first part of the bridge to the island of Sporgo. Then, the wind will blow from three quarters facing, which could limit its influence. Be careful during the first part of the Great Belt.

44 km – Vlasov Puncture

One of the favorites for the general classification, Alexandr Vlasov has just had a rear wheel puncture. No panic for the Russian, expected by his German champion teammate Nils Pollitt. He should return safely to the pack.

53 km – Sven Erik Bystrom alone with a 1′ lead over the peloton

Abandoned by Magnus Cort Nielsen who has already made his stage with the assured polka dot jersey, Sven Erik Bystrom is the last survivor of the morning breakaway. The Norwegian from Wanty Gobert – Intermarché is one minute ahead of the pack with nearly 50 km to go. The mission is impossible for the Scandinavian who performs the show alone.

55 km – It’s blowing over the Great Belt!

Some videos are starting to circulate where a strong side wind is blowing across the Great Belt Bridge. Spectacle in perspective!

70 km – Caleb Ewan scores points for the green jersey

During the intermediate sprint in Kalundborg, the Australian Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) won the peloton sprint and took some precious points in view of the green jersey. The “Pocket Rocket” is ahead of Wout van Aert on the line.

117 km – Cort Nielsen does the grand slam for mountain points and celebrates

Three out of three for Cort Nielsen who once again takes the lead at the top of the GPM with the climb of Kårup Strandbakke. The Dane makes the show in front of his public by raising his arms on the line delimiting the top of the hill. He had announced it and he did it: it will be the first polka dot jersey on the Tour.

120 km – The wind picks up in Denmark

While we are still 120 km from the line, the riders arrive in an open section. Judging by the Danish flags on the side of the road, the wind is from the side. Be careful with the favourites!

125 km – Magnus Cort Nielsen will be the first polka dot jersey of the Tour

At the cost of a tense sprint with Sven Erik Bystrom, Magnus Cort Nielsen elbowed his way to get this new point at the top of the Høve Stræde hill. With two points on the clock and only one point still in play, Magnus Cort Nielsen is already guaranteed to be the first wearer of the polka dot jersey for this Tour de France 2022. The Scandinavian duo are 2’42 ahead of the peloton and 17″ ahead of Pierre Rolland and Cyril Barthe, still on the hunt.

140 km – Magnus Cort Nielsen takes the mountain point

Magnus Cort Nielsen takes the point of the mountain at the top of the Asnæs Indelukke coast. The Dane takes a point while Cyril Barthe and Pierre Rolland were unclamped by Bystrom and Cort Nielsen. The Scandinavian duo are forcing not to see the return of the French before the next climb in about ten kilometers.

196 km – The real start is given! Magnus Cort Nielsen first striker of the Tour

Barely the flag of Christian Prudhomme lowered, Magnus Cort Nielsen placed an acceleration in front of his public. The Danish sprinter is therefore the first attacker of this Tour. He is joined by Cyril Barthe, Pierre Rolland and Sven Erik Bystrom.

The fictitious start is given

The 176 riders set off for the fictitious start from Roskilde. A 4 kilometer ride behind Christian Prudhomme’s car before the actual start.

The Great Belt Bridge, the scarecrow of the stage

If the profile of the day looks like a first week stage of Tour lambda, it presents an 18 kilometer long trap. About twenty terminals from the line at Nyborg, the 176 riders in contention will set their wheels on the Great Belt bridge, suspended above the North Sea. Exposed to the wind, this 18 kilometer long section could give rise to edges, which could trap favourites.

Favorite of the stage, Jakobsen comes back from afar

With a team entirely devoted to his cause, Fabio Jakobsen appears to be the big favorite of the day in the event of a bunch sprint at Nyborg. However, the Dutchman has come a long way. In 2020, he had a terrible accident at the finish of the first stage of the Tour of Poland. A one-year convalescence followed to get back on the bike.

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Jonas Vingegaard superstar at home

This Grand Départ in Copenhagen allowed Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) to measure his popularity rating at home. Already moved to tears when the Danish public cheered him on during the presentation, Vingegaard was once again able to enjoy the local fervor while on his bike.

Patrick Lefevere “never goes back on his choices” concerning Alaphilippe

Asked by RMC Sport about a possible regret for not having selected Julian Alaphilippe on the Tour de France, the manager of Quick Step-Alpha Vinyl did not gamble: “I never go back on my choices.”

Winner of the first stage with Yves Lampaert, the Quick Step-Alpha Vinyl starts the Tour in the best possible way. This Saturday, she will have the opportunity to pass the second in Nyborg with Fabio Jakobsen, her house sprinter.

Hello everyone !

Hello everyone and welcome to the RMC Sport live of the second stage of the Tour de France between Roskilde and Nyborg. After the first stage, the Belgian Yves Lampaert (Quick Step-Alpha Vinyl) wears the yellow jersey. This Saturday, a sprint is expected in Nyborg unless the wind decides otherwise. The runners will start from Roskilde at 12:35 p.m.



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