Tour de France 2022: Wout Van Aert in yellow after his 2nd place behind Jakobsen on the 2nd stage

We were expecting some curbs this Saturday, but the wind was too light and the teams were not very enterprising and did not cause the chaos envisaged. While the breakaway of the day allowed the Dane Magnus Cort Nielsen to treat themselves to a walkabout and the first polka dot jersey of this Tour, the peloton prepared to rub shoulders with the approaches to the Great Belt bridge (18 km long, perched 60m high).

Maneuvers which notably caused two falls. That of Rigoberto Urán first, that of the yellow jersey Yves Lampaert then. Delayed about twenty kilometers from the finish, the two men were finally able to get warm fairly quickly.

A final fall characterized the preparation for the sprint. Fifteen riders tried out the tarmac 2km from the finish but in the end no one wasted time in the general standings.

On Sunday, the third and final stage on Danish soil will connect Vejle to Sonderborg over 182 km. A stage a priori intended for sprinters.

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