Tour de France: Victory for Jakobsen, yellow jersey for Van Aert in a bumpy finish


The Dutch prevailed over Pedersen andVan Aert in the final sprint to add the first victory of his career in the French round, the 11th of the season.

Jakobsen celebrates the victory as Van Aert watches.AFP

It says everything about the strength of Fabio Jakobsen that, after that fall in the Tour of Poland that almost cost him his life, he continues to get into mass arrivals without restraint. That he does it also in nervous days like this second stage of the Tour de France, where the tension due to the long bridge that led to the finish line spread to the rest of the day. And that he does it with such success. The Dutch prevailed over Pedersen y Van Aert in the final sprint to add the first victory of his career in the gala round, the 11th of the season. [Narracin | Clasificacin]

the heat of Yves Lampaerta locomotive in a yellow jersey, was not enough to launch him in the lead, but Jakobsen managed to grab onto the slipstream of Mads Pedersen and Wout Van Aert. The Dutchman, whom Quick-Step chose instead of Mark Cavendish, uncorked the final acceleration at the right time to chase the stage victory. Two of two for the Belgian formation.

You didn’t have to know how to read lips to guess the “Fuck!” with which Van Aert regretted losing the arrival at the sprint, although his second place is enough to be the new leader of the French round. With a little more philosophy he took it Tadej Pogacarwho narrowly saved a lot with just over two kilometers to go and reached the finish line joking with two damaged wheels.

Suspension bridge

It was the last notch of the nervousness that dominated this day ending in Nyborg, the second of the three that will pass through Denmark. The culprit was the Great Belt Bridge, an 18-kilometer suspension bridge that connects the islands of Zealand and Funen and where strong gusts of wind were expected.

From before starting the stage, they were already watching in which direction the wind was stabbing him. Side and tail, it was a perfect broth for fans. Against, 18 kilometers of pedaling dog-facing.

The tension gripped the group for a hundred kilometers and caused some to fall prematurely. In one he was affected Rigoberto Urn, which came to lose more than a minute. And in another Lampaert, Morkov y Snchal, the three main Quick-Step launchers. But the wind, finally in the face, allowed them to enter. To one not to lose time; to the others to launch Jakobsen to his first Tour de France victory.

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