Sunday July 5th, 2015

Stage 2Utrecht / Zélande

Start 13h50 (Local time)

It all depends on the wind in Zealand!

Sporting stakes04.07.2015Stage 2- Utrecht / Zélande

With six of them in the top 16 of the inaugural time trial, Dutch riders have started the Tour de France on the right foot. They are numerous (20) but they're obviously in a good form too. It would be a surprise if a breakaway would take shape without any of them. After 48 kilometres of racing, the race will visit Gouda. The town has given its name to a famous cheese. It's also the birth place of Giant-Alpecin rider Koen de Kort who might have another priority than escaping the peloton to please his family and friends. He's a lead out man for one of the sprinters who will aim at showing up at Neeltje Jans all together. But shall there be crosswinds, Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix winner John Degenkolb is expected to make the front part of the race. The race will literally end up on a causeway in the sea. The likes of Mark Cavendish and André Greipel hope for a bunch sprint finish but depending on the wind, it might as well look like a classic with echelons and pitfalls for the climbers.

  • Greipel strikes in Zealand, Cancellara moves into the lead

    Stage 2 will make history in the 102nd Tour de France. Contested like a Spring classic in windy and wet conditions, it created significant differences between hot favorites for the overall classification. Chris Froome and Alberto Contador made the front group in which André Greipel proved to be the fastest against Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish while Fabian Cancellara, third, moved into the lead. Vincenzo Nibali and Nairo Quintana lost 1.28.

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