Peter Sagan has the second stage in the Tour of France won. Just as yesterday turned the biljartvlakke ride off on a sprint. The man of BORA-hansgrohe was the fastest of the pack, for Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Merida) and Arnaud Démare (FDJ). Yellow jersey Fernando Gaviria (Quick Step Floors) came on 2 miles of the finish at fall and dashed off, Sagan takes the time bonuses for the yellow.
Ban at the start attracted Sylvain Chavanel (Direct Energy), Dion Smith (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) and Michael Gogl (Pull-Segafredo) there immediately ran away. The three were also given the freedom of the peloton, but after a good 30 km and catered Gogl and Smith already off, leaving Chavanel alone remained. The Frenchman did not hesitate and put a lot of the tendon. He would be a little over four minutes. Gogl had the role to solve the burden on the knee, Smith had in the beginning are the only bergpunten with gegrist making him the polka dot jersey picked up. Task accomplished, and so he allowed himself to immediately collapse.
In the peloton, showed Belgian champion Yves Lampaert his tricolore jersey, along with Team Sky arranged a Quick Step Floors set the pace in the peloton. The blue brigade would also today in the service drive of the yellow jersey Fernando Gaviria. Deeper in the pack reed the Porte, that yesterday just when I won and some others lost a lot of time, leak. The Australian had a new wheel is needed.
At the back of the peloton rode one Lawson Craddock encourage around. The American came in yesterday heavy fall and broke his shoulder blade, but continued further. It brought him fame and the rider himself scoffed immediately with Neymar.
On the road knew only vluchter Sylvain Chavanel a memorable moment at the passage in the village of Treize-Septiers, where he is warmly received. He greeted the audience as exuberantly back. Also the year old Jean-René Bernaudeau, manager at Direct Energy, stood in between them. Fantastic images for La Machine, which today are 350 round trip reserved finished this year his 18th Tour de France rides, an absolute record.
But it was a fight against windmills for Chavanel, who could not against the sprintersploegen. 12 kilometers before the finish was his song out and the preparation for the sprint start. Marcel Kittel, yesterday’s second and therefore in the green today, he saw his finish go up in smoke due to a puncture on thick 7km from the finish. Afterwards, there was still the crash of Luke Durbridge at 5km from the finish, 2km from the finish line was a whole group against the asphalt. Biggest victim: the yellow jersey Gaviria, who, as the dagzege in smoke saw go up.
A small peloton sprinted for the win, Sagan was the fastest. Sonny Colbrelli dashed off to the second place and Arnaud Démare was third. Dupont rushed to the sixth place.
– Rash –
1) Peter Sagan
2) Sonny Colbrelli
3) Arnaud Démare
4) André Greipel
5) Alexander Kristoff
6) Timothy Dupont
7) Alejandro Valverde
8) Andrea Pasqualon
9) John Degenkolb
10) Philippe Gilbert