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Live ticker 2nd stage: Roskilde – Nyborg (Tour de France 2022)

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13:03

Denmark celebrates Le Tour!

On the Danish roads there is again full enthusiasm for the Tour de France. Thousands of fans stand on the side of the road and create a great atmosphere. Appropriately enough, the sun is now greeting Denmark as a holiday destination.

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12:58 p.m

hustle and bustle in the field

At first, the field showed little interest in a chase and gave the leading quartet a two-minute lead. In the meantime, however, things are getting hectic in the peloton because the crosswind is getting stronger. Many teams of top riders show up at the front of the peloton and increase the pace. The lead of the breakaways shrinks to 90 seconds.

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12:53

A Dane in a mountain jersey?

…the mountain jersey! The Dane is the strongest climber in the breakaway group and probably has his sights set on the climbs that will soon follow. On the actual flat stage, between kilometers 62-84, there are three smaller mountain classifications in the 4th category. If Nielsen is the first to get over the hills, the Danes have something to celebrate tonight…

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12:48 p.m

The group of the day?

After the start, the front runners get down to business quickly. A group of four around Pierre Rolland, Cyril Barthe (France), Sven Erik Bystrom (Norway) and Magnus Cord Nielsen (Denmark) quickly break away and are not followed by the field. Dane Nielsen seems to have a plan and wants…

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12:42 p.m

Departure!

Now the race is on! Are there immediate attacks? It’s time for the first breakaway of this year’s Tour de France…

12:40 p.m

Another defect, relaxed mood

There is the next defect: Adam Yates from Ineos also has problems with his bike and needs a new bike. Meanwhile, there is a relaxed atmosphere in the peloton. The riders are enjoying the far better weather conditions today and enjoying the sun.

12:36

Fair play to start with

Before it starts, tour boss Prudhomme has to intervene again. The race director postpones the sharp start because Tim Wellens has a defect in the field. As soon as the Belgian can continue, the second stage starts.

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12:33 p.m

The field is rolling!

The official opening ceremony is already taking place in the starting point of Staendertorvet. Tour director Christian Prudhomme addressed a few words to the riders and then the Danish and French national anthems sounded. In around four kilometers, the race begins with the official and sharp start.

12:27

The 2nd stage: wind and sprint?

On the 2nd stage, the class riders can expect a deceptive ride today. On the one hand, the 200 kilometers through Denmark look flat and easy. On the other hand, the race runs almost entirely along the Danish coast and could become complicated and dangerous due to strong crosswinds. Classification drivers in particular have to be particularly careful. The finale will also be tricky and exciting: the last 18 kilometers take you over the Storbaelt Bridge through the open sea to your destination in Nyborg.

12:20 p.m

Review: Tour start in the rain

Yves Lampaert caused a surprise at yesterday’s start in the individual time trial. In the rainy battle in Copenhagen, the 31-year-old Belgian took the day’s victory ahead of compatriot Wout van Aert and unexpectedly slipped into the yellow jersey: “I was hoping for the top 10 and now I’ve beaten the best drivers in the world,” said Lampaert visibly moved after his victory. The Belgian also beat the competition thanks to his late start time in better road conditions. Before that, continuous rain caused falls and mirror-smooth asphalt. Tour favorite Tadej Pogacar didn’t take any risks on a wet road and only finished third with a seven-second lead. Jonas Vingegaard and Primoz Roglic, who are also hoping for the maillot jaune, ended up even further behind, already losing eight and nine seconds to their rival Pogacar.

12:00 p.m

Tour de France: 2nd stage

Bonjour and welcome to the Tour de France! After the time trial at the start, the tour continues today with the first flat stage and continues to roll through Denmark. On the 200 kilometers from Roskilde to Nyborg, the drivers almost always breathe in the fresh sea air and above all have to watch out for the wind. The race starts at 12:45 p.m.

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