Two GC contenders on the ropes after two days at the Tour de France

Two stages into the 2016 Tour de France and we already have casualties among the contenders for the maillot jaune, with Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) and Richie Porte (BMC Racing) the patients in need of the most treatment.

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Tour de France GC contenders relative to the race leader
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Tinkoff Team8:34:42
3Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:10
4Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Alpecin0:00:14
5Christopher Froome (GBr) Team SkyRow 3 - Cell 2
7Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
11Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
12Pierre Rolland (Fra) Cannondale-DrapacRow 6 - Cell 2
17Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 7 - Cell 2
18Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
23Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-SegafredoRow 9 - Cell 2
26Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team KatushaRow 10 - Cell 2
28Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:25
31Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJRow 12 - Cell 2
62Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff Team0:01:02
81Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:01:59

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.