Viviani gutted to miss yellow-jersey opportunity at Tour de France

Elia Viviani and the Deceuninck-QuickStep team had been dreaming of a far better result in the opening sprint of the Tour de France in Brussels. The Belgian team wanted to add another prestigious win to their season tally and wanted to pull on the first yellow jersey of the race in their capital city. But a shuffle in the peloton in the final kilometres cost them dear, derailed their lead-out train and meant that Viviani could only finish ninth, well down on surprise winner Mike Teunissen (Jumbo-Visma).

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.