The day after Mark Cavendish took the yellow jersey for the first time, Peter Sagan did so as well as he claimed his fifth stage victory at the Tour de France since his debuts in 2012. The peloton caught breakaway rider Jasper Stuyven 500 metres before the line at the uphill finish at Cherbourg-en-Cotentin. French sensation Julian Alaphilippe took the second place to move into the lead of the best young rider competition.
“My main feeling is disappointment. In the breakaway, I knew I'd be the fastest if we were to arrive for the victory. I could keep a good pace in the first part of the climb but I felt empty in the steep part. It's a good thing I have at least the polka dot jersey even though I'm not really a climber. It's a nice jersey to have but my legs will hurt tomorrow.”
The stage in videos
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The stage in pictures
Tour de France 2016 - 03/07/2016 - Etape 2 - Saint-Lo/Cherbourg-En-Cotentin - Criterium de Saitama en salle de presse © ASO/P.Ballet
Saint-Lô / Cherbourg-en-Cotentin
Until now, Saint-Lô was still on the list of metropolitan prefecture cities having never welcomed a stage of the Tour de France, alongside Moulins (Allier). Since 1971,...
Le Tour 2016 route
Tour de france 2016
Running from Saturday July 2nd to Sunday July 24th 2016, the 103th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,535 kilometres.
These stages have the following profiles:
- 9 flat stages
- 1 hilly stage
- 9 mountain stages including 4 summit finishes (Andorre Arcalis, Mont Ventoux, Finhaut-Emosson et Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc)
- 2 individual time trial stages
- 2 rest days
16 unseen sites and stage cities
Utah Beach Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Saint-Lô, Arpajon-sur-Cère, L’Isle-Jourdain, Lac de Payolle, Vielha Val d’Aran, Escaldes-Engordany, Bourg-Saint-Andéol, La Caverne du Pont-d’Arc, Villars-les-Dombes Parc des Oiseaux, Culoz, Moirans-en-Montagne, Berne, Finhaut-Emosson, Megève and Chantilly
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Jersey wearers after the stage 2
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- 07/03Peter Sagan: "I'm very surprised"
- 07/02An uphill finish for a great spectacle
- 06/27Presentation - Stage 2 by Amaël...
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