On Monday, you can be on the Canvas a look at the episode 2 out of The Dressing room with the last of the Belgians in yellow. Ruben Van Gucht is in the basilica of sint-jans-molenbeek, with Jan Bakelants, Philippe Gilbert, Greg Van Avermaet and Tom Boonen.
We have to wait for a long time who is a successor of Eddy Merckx and Lucien Van Impe. But that’s not to say that over the past few years, welcome to more in the yellow trailer. The second Tour installment brings Ruben Van Gucht, and the last four, Belgian geletruidragers on the roof of the basilica of Koekelberg. The location, with a panoramic view of Brussels, it is not random. On the 6th of July, the Tour from the start in order to pay tribute to Eddy Merckx, who, over 50 years ago, his first Tour de france. In fact, Greg Van Avermaet, Tom Boonen and Jan Bakelants, and I had to talk about their experiences, as much as the maillot jaune in the most well-publicised race in the world.
Tom Boonen has been known as a world champion and a winner of the classic, but in 2006, he rode for four days in the yellow. He’s won no stages, but it took three days for the jersey from Thor Hushovd. In the first individual time trial was a Race to the yellow, to give it to Serhij Hontsjar. He was on the stage to l’alpe d’huez, due to problems with the respiratory system and is a debilitating disease of the intestine, but they are the yellow jerseys, take no one for him if you want, just like the green jersey in 2007, and six stage wins.
By 2016 it was a great year for Greg Van Avermaet. His victory at the Olympics, in the collective memory, but also his trip was a resounding success. He won the fifth stage and took the leader’s jersey, which he was for three days and was allowed to keep. Chris Froome took the jersey, and the new also to the men.
First year I was in the Tour of 2011 will be the favorite in the first round. He counterde to an attack from Fabian Cancellara on the short final climb, he put on his final sprint and took the win. Gilbert was also the yellow leader’s jersey, and was a leader in the individual and the group. After one day, he was the one in yellow is already gone, but in 2011, Gilbert is a really boerenjaar, as he also won the Amstel Gold Race and Liège-Bastogne-Liège and the Flèche wallonne.
A veelwinnaar, Jan Bakelants, never have been, but in 2013, he gave up his career as a golden one. In his first-ever Tour de france, he went to the second stage through the last half mile or so away from a group of six, and, ultimately, to the approaching platoon of up to one second for it to continue. Bakelants took the yellow jersey. He would worry about two days of wear, and, eventually, as the eighteenth in the final standings end up.
Bradley Wiggins and Cadel Evans, did both for many years of the victory in the Tour de france. The Brit and the Aussie got to do it. They were both the first men in their respective countries.