Tour de France stage 2 Stay – Vauquelin goes solo for stage win with Pogačar and Vingegaard attacking behind TERMAN WEBSITE

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Evenepoel (SOQ) dragged himself and Carapaz (EFE) again to Pogačar (UAD), Vinegegaard (TVL) and Jegat (TEN) from the break. The Frenchman launched with Carapaz excessive with the massive three GC guys sitting up over the road. Fascinating. 

Richard Carapaz (EFE) wins the dash in that group of GC favourites and the Olympic champion is doubtlessly the brand new yellow jersey! That was bonkers. 

Evenepoel (SOQ) and Carapaz (EFE) are about to hitch Pogačar (UAD) and Vingegaard (TVL) within the closing kilometre. Goodness me! 

A late assault will see Jonas Abrahamsen (UXM) take a really effectively deserved second place. Third is Pacher or Rodriguez in a photograph within the dash. 

Kevin Vauquelin (ARK) wins stage two of the Tour de France 2024! Two days in a row for France. Arkea-B&B Resorts first ever win within the Tour. A magical second for France’s subsequent massive identify. 

Flamme Rouge

2km to go for the Frenchman. In the meantime, Pogačar (UAD) and Vingegaard (TVL) have about 40″ on the chasers… Nonetheless, Remco Evenepoel (SOQ) is alleged to be in between the hole.

Behind Vauquelin (ARK), within the chase group, his teammate Cristian Rodriguez celebrates. 

3km to go for Kevin Vauquelin (ARK). He has 46″ on the chasing group. 

5km to go

I’m very stunned that not less than Evenepoel (SOQ) wasn’t in a position to observe. There is a massive group of possibly 15 riders within the GC group behind the 2 superstars. Pogačar (UAD) and Vingegaard (TVL) have 40″ on the chase and Pogačar is about to take yellow at this fee. 

10km to go

Vingegaard (TVL) does work with Pogačar (UAD) with Evenepoel (SOQ), Roglič (RBH) and the remaining nowhere close to them. 

Assault!

Primož Roglič (RBH) has been distanced in a break up. Poor positioning has led to a break up. 

Yates (UAD) nonetheless main the best way. Purple Bull-Bora-Hansgrohe have riders there however I can not see Primož Roglič simply but. 

KoM (San Luca)

Jorgenson (TVL comes as much as tempo however now Yates (UAD) involves the entrance for Pogačar (UAD). 

Dropped

Lidl-Trek and Visma-Lease a Bike lead onto the San Luca climb with much more tempo this time. 

Is it going to be two in a row for France at this 12 months’s race? 

Assault

Onto the San Luca for the ultimate time and the leaders have 36″ on the chasers then 4’01” again to the Healy (EFE) group and 4’20” to the peloton. 

Assault in peloton

French champion, Paul Lapeira (DAT) leads alongside Lidl-Trek and Visma-Lease a Bike as he appears to maintain Felix Gall (DAT) protected. 

20km to go

Oliveira (MOV) is joined by Vauquelin (ARK) and Abrahamsen (UXM) because the chase scrambles behind. 

Assault in break

DSM-Firmenich-PostNL and Israel-Premier Tech lead the peloton for the time being. 

In the meantime, on the entrance, the vast majority of the break has come again collectively and Nelson Oliveira (MOV) tries an assault on the descent. 

Dropped

Wout Van Aert (TVL) has simply misplaced contact with the peloton after main the peloton onto the climb. 

Jorgenson (TVL) now takes up the pacing as Bardet (DFP) is beginning to slowly drop down the peloton. 

Tadej Pogačar (UAD) terrifies the life out of among the peloton as he accelerates to take a bidon. 

Vingegaard (TVL), Evenepoel (SOQ) and Pogačar (UAD) all proper on the entrance. Whereas, Roglič (RBH) is just a few wheels again. 

KoM (San Luca)

Abrahamsen (UXM) is again within the entrance group with simply 200m to the highest. 

Amazingly , Jonas Abrahamsen (UXM) is just not too far-off from the leaders as they head near the highest. 

Now the peloton come onto the San Luca led by Visma-Lease a Bike for Jonas Vingegaard who may very well be seeking to present that he’s right here to be within the struggle for yellow. 

Assault

Assault

Onto San Luca they go for the primary of two instances and Jegat (TEN) instantly assaults the break. 

Primož Roglič (RBH) is a bit boxed in for the time being as Visma-Lease a Bike and Ineos Grenadiers have management within the peloton with Campenaerts (LTD) continues to be making an attempt to do his job. 

The San Luca climb is 1.9km lengthy however averages at 10.6% gradients with a max kick of round 20%. 

Decathlon-AG2R come to the entrance alongside Lotto-DSTNY, Visma-Lease a Bike and Ineos Grenadiers. The tempo is totally fast within the peloton. 

The breakaway cross the end line for the primary time of three. We’re in Bologna and the race is heading to the brutal slopes of San Luca! Right here we go. 

Campenaerts (LTD) continues to be propped on the entrance with Evenepoel (SOQ) now locked on his wheel as he could also be seeking to make his first assault of the massive 4 favourites. 

40km to go

Crash

Remco Evenepoel (SOQ) strikes onto Van Gils’ (LTD) wheel with Landa and Van Wilder up there supporting him. 

Victor Campenaerts (LTD) now hits the entrance with Maxim Van Gils (LTD) in his wheel. Girmay (IWA) is being distanced now as Frank van den Broek (DFP) is in the back of the peloton. 

Dropped

KoM (Côte de Montecalvo)

Welten and Eekhoff have dropped again to help their DSM-Firmenich-PostNL dash, Jakobsen. 

50km to go

With Cavendish (AST) he has three teammates in addition to Fernando Gaviria (MOV) and Dan McLay (ARK) there as effectively. 

You see the likes of Jakobsen (DFP) and Cavendish (AST) out of the again and but the likes of Ackermann (IPT) and Bennett (DAT) are proper up in direction of the entrance. 

Jakobsen (DFP) now dropped by the Cavendish (AST) group and he seems to be struggling with cramp. This has been such a tricky season for him to this point. 

On the climb within the peloton and Cavendish (AST) goes out of the again with Jakobsen (DFP) once more. 

KoM (Côte de Botteghino di Zocca)

60km to go

The subsequent climb, the Côte de Botteghino di Zocca, is simply round 4km away. It’s 1.9km at 6.3%. 

Soudal-QuickStep, Visma-Lease a Bike and Ineos Grenadiers at present battling for the entrance however the hole is now at 9’11” as much as the breakaway. Very attention-grabbing state of affairs that’s leaning in direction of the break for the time being. 

70km to go

The hole to the break has stretched proper again out once more to only beneath eight minutes. This may probably drop once more once they get to the following climbs, however, that is giving the break the chance to get the stage win. 

Fabio Jakobsen (DFP) has made it again into the peloton. 

UAE Group Emirates now lead the peloton with the massed ranks of Ineos Grenadiers and Soudal-QuickStep instantly behind them as Van Aert (TVL) and Jorgenson (TVL) have taken turns on the physician’s automobile. 

20km to the following climb of the day after which we will be actually into the enterprise finish of the stage with 4 climbs coming one after the opposite. 

80km to go

Intermediate dash (Dozza)

Crash!

The peloton battle for the minor factors within the dash with Demare (ARK), Coquard (COF) and Girmay (IWA) getting the factors. 

Abrahamsen (UXM) now leads the factors standings in addition to polka dots. 

Intermediate Dash

EF Schooling-EasyPost and Bahrain Victorious be part of the opposite groups on the entrance of the peloton now because the hole continues to shut. 

Cavendish (AST) and Groenewegen (JAY) get again into the peloton as they go away the Imola circuit. 

Visma-Lease a Bike lead the peloton and now’s is essentially flat or downhill. In the meantime, About 50″ down on the peloton is Mark Cavendish (AST), Dylan Groenewegen (JAY) and others with Fabio Jakobsen (DFP) behind them.

By way of Imola the race goes. The well-known race monitor used as one of many Formulation One circuits in Italy alongside Monza. This monitor was, after all, the place the place Ayrton Senna misplaced his life in a tragic crash. 

100km to go

Dropped

Politt (UAD) will get again into the pack after his mechanical. Benoot (TVL) was simply forward of him. 

Now it’s simply over 15km to the intermediate dash in Dozza. The peloton now begin the climb at simply over six minutes behind. 

KoM (Côte de Gallisterna)

Mechanical

110km to go

Bike change

Cavendish (AST) and Jakobsen (DFP) have gotten again into the peloton as Ineos be part of the massive 4 groups on the entrance of the bunch. 

Dropped by the peloton

The upping in tempo has seen a minute and a half sliced off the break’s benefit already. Perhaps it will likely be a GC day in any case? 

Now Soudal-QuickStep come to the entrance too and the ‘Massive 4’ have their groups up on the entrance. In the meantime, on the again, Cavendish (AST) and co make it over the primary climb. 

Purple Bull-Bora-Hansgrohe be part of UAE Group Emirates, Ineos Grenadiers, Visma-Lease a Bike and DSM-Firmenich-PostNL as Astana Qazaqstan are all on the again with Mark Cavendish. 

Visma-Lease a Bike, UAE Group Emirates and Ineos Grenadiers are difficult DSM-Firmenich-PostNL on this slim however stunning first ascent of the day. 

KoM (Côte de Monticino)

Bram Welten (DFP) dropped from the break. 

Kevin Vauquelin (ARK) having his radio mounted within the breakaway. 

Simply two and one level(s) out there on the prime of this and all however one of many climbs right now. 

We’re on the primary climb of the day! The Côte de Monticino, not a lot flat roads left to experience right now. 

Here’s a replay of that scary second involving a fan on the facet of the street… 

130km to go

One thing we’re seeing this 12 months within the Grand Excursions is that the jersey wearers are within the full skinsuits which might be block color other than the white jersey. Undecided I would need the total white skinsuit with crimson polka dots however Jonas Abrahamsen (UXM) fits it…  

Abrahamsen (UXM) again on the automobile in his polka dot skinsuit, helmet, gloves, socks and even bike. He holds that jersey by simply two factors over Madouas (GFC). 

Not too far off the primary climb of the day, the Côte de Monticino. The climb is 2km lengthy and averages simply over 7% in gradient. 

Few extra groups coming in direction of the entrance of the pack with Bahrain Victorious protecting their three leaders, Pello Bilbao, Jack Haig and Santiago Buitrago to the entrance. 

140km to go

It seems that the peloton are pleased for the break to take the win once more because the hole is simply over eight minutes. This may, after all, all change but when they do let the break go it would nonetheless be vigorous within the peloton over the San Luca climb.

Some nice crowds out right here in Italy to see the yellow Grand Tour come by way of what’s often the grounds of the pink Grand Tour. The Giro d’Italia did race on this space this 12 months and the wind was robust then too however no splits caught and it resulted in a dash. 

150km to go

Behind the massed ranks of DSM-Firmenich-PostNL is attention-grabbing as the primary workforce lined up is Visma-Lease a Bike with Vingegaard, Van Aert and Jorgenson all protected within the wheels. After them is Pogačar’s UAE Group Emirates and the  the multi-leader workforce of Ineos Grenadiers. 

Rear puncture

Each Matthews (JAY) and Van Moer (LTD) have sat up and even stopped for a pure break because the peloton catches them. 

The break is working very effectively collectively and are virtually seven minutes clear now. 

160km to go

The tempo is a comparatively regular one however it is not by any means gradual as Matthews (JAY) and Van Moer (LTD) seem to have sat up as their hole is balooning. 

Block head wind now for the riders. 

Rear puncture

170km to go

Philippe Gilbert thinks that Matthews (JAY) spoke to Pogačar (UAD), his greatest buddy, to see if UAE Group Emirates have been going to go for the stage and bought the reply of no so he attacked. Fascinating concept from the previous world champion. 

DSM-Firmenich-PostNL have taken management of the peloton with Evenepoel (SOQ), Van der Poel (ADC), Hindley (RBH) and others getting back from pure breaks. 

The race is at present battling with a head cross wind coming from the riders left facet and it’s blowing at about 25kph. That is about 15mph. 

Mechanical

Bram Welten (DFP), who was taking care of Fabio Jakobsen (DFP) yesterday and completed within the Cavendish (AST) group yesterday is up within the break however is not doing any work. Not a day for him actually however he’s giving it a go whereas his chief, Bardet (DFP), tries to remain protected in yellow behind. 

180km to go

Good to see that Jan Hirt (SOQ) is smiling once more after breaking three tooth yesterday earlier than the stage involving a fan. 

Maxim Van Gils and Arnaud De Lie again on the automobile getting bidons, gels and a few meals for Lotto-DSTNY. 

Brent Van Moer (LTD) sat as much as look forward to Michael Matthews (JAY) however they’ve +55″ to bridge. It will be fairly a considerable effort. 

Puncture

Bike change

Atttack

Bike change

The break appears like it might have gone with loads of the groups concerned with some very robust riders in there together with the U23 world champion, Axel Laurance (ADC). Brent Van Moer (LTD) is making an attempt to bridge. 

Rear puncture

The break swells to about 15 riders and extra attempt to be part of. 

Polka dots assault

A quick hiatus within the pack because the again of the peloton is extraordinarily strung out as Jan Hirt (SOQ) is true on the again after his accident within the signal on involving a fan yesterday. Hopefully he shall be feeling higher quickly. 

The primary break is caught and a number of other new strikes attempt to go. World champion, Mathieu van der Poel (ADC) is lurking in direction of the entrance as effectively however it’s Quentin Pacher (GFC) who tries to get away on the entrance. 

Assault

We now have a protracted part of flat earlier than we get to the climbs and possibly that’s placing individuals off. 

199.2km to go

Entrance puncture

Simply 5km till the official begin. 

European champion, Christophe Laporte (TVL) is simply again on the automobile altering his shoe as he is having a problem together with his new Nimbl Final shoe. 

Final 12 months, Primož Roglič (RBH) out-smarted and out-sprinted Tadej Pogačar (UAD) to take victory on San Luca… Related right now? We will must see. The race doesn’t end on the prime by the sanctuary however moderately in Bologna. 

Impartial begin

A extremely beautiful picture of two good buddies and the celebs of yesterday’s stage and the brand new yellow and inexperienced jerseys, Romain Bardet and Frank van den Broek, each of DSM-Firmenich-PostNL.

The final three winners of the Giro dell’Emilia, the race that finishes on the prime of the San Luca climb (1.9km at 10.6%), are all on this race. Within the final 5 years, three of the wins have been taken by Primož Roglič (RBH) with the others received by now teammate, Aleksandr Vlasov (RBH) in addition to Enric Mas (MOV). 

In our graphic above you may see who the jersey wearers are after the opening stage. After all, Frank van den Broek (DFP) cannot put on two and he can be very heat if he did! So, Maxim Van Gils (LTD) will put on white on behalf on the younger Dutchman. 

To this point, there are not any new abandons after Michele Gazzoli (AST) left the race half manner by way of yesterday’s stage when he had suffered sufficient with Cavendish and co. 

A behind the scenes take a look at Astana Qazaqstan’s managed however brutal day trip ensuring Mark Cavendish made it to the end in time. Ultimately, they made it with 9’59” to spare. 

Yesterday was a day to overlook for Groupama-FDJ’s leaders as each Lenny Martinez and David Gaudu misplaced slightly below half an hour to stage winner, Romain Bardet (DFP). Perhaps right now shall be higher. 

A take a look at the stage 2 profile. Not as arduous as yesterday’s 3600+ metres of elevation achieve however there are steeper climbs they usually crest nearer to the end in Bologna, giving the GC guys a greater likelihood of creating it ought to they drop their rivals.

Visma-Lease a Bike primed and prepared for stage 2 after a profitable return to Tour de France-level racing for Vingegaard and Van Aert yesterday.

Right now may very well be the primary time we see the ‘massive 4’ of Tadej Pogačar, Jonas Vingegaard, Remco Evenepoel and Primož Roglič battle it out on the explosive San Luca climb. Pogačar will little doubt wish to take a look at the legs of the trio who have been all nursing accidents within the April to Might interval whereas he was dominating the Giro.

It is workforce presentation and sign-on time in Cesenatico for the second stage, with temperatures nonetheless upwards of 30 levels however not fairly as unhealthy because the scorcher there was had on stage 1.

Make sure that to observe CN’s Instagram to get an inside view of the race from our nice workforce on the bottom. This is Mark Cavendish arriving again on the workforce bus after a hellish first stage.

After an enormous day 1, DSM-Firmenich PostNL could have the pleasure of donning two of the classification jerseys on the Tour (regardless of main in three). Bardet in yellow, for the primary time in his profession, and neo professional Van Den Broek within the inexperienced factors jersey.

In the event you in some way missed what was a magical opening day on the Tour de France yesterday, meet up with our race report. We might not get a greater winners image within the subsequent three weeks:

We’re into Marco Pantani territory right now because the Tour de France honours the roads of the controversial Il Pirata, 26 years after he accomplished the elusive Giro-Tour double.

Bonjour and welcome to Cyclingnews’ reside protection of stage 2 of the Tour de France!



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