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Tour de France: Van der Poel wins at Mûr-de-Bretagne

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Tour de France 2021 - 108th Edition - 2nd stage Perros Guirec - Mur de Bretagne Guerledan 183,5 km - 27/06/2021 - Mathieu Van Der Poel (NED - Alpecin-Fenix) - photo Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2021

Stage 2 winner and new GC leader Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) points to the heavens and his grandfather Raymond Poulidor, who finished second in the Tour three times (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Team Alpecin Fenix Mathieu van der Poel of Netherlands rides ahead during the 2nd stage of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 183 km between PerrosGuirrec and Mur de Bretagne Guerledan on June 27 2021 Photo by AnneChristine POUJOULAT AFP Photo by ANNECHRISTINE POUJOULATAFP via Getty Images

Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Mathieu Van Der Poel of The Netherlands and Team AlpecinFenix attack in breakaway during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Chris GraythenGetty Images

Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) launched his attack with 750 metres to the line (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Tour de France 2021 - 108th Edition - 2nd stage Perros Guirec - Mur de Bretagne Guerledan 183,5 km - 27/06/2021 - Mathieu Van Der Poel (NED - Alpecin-Fenix) - photo POOL Jan De Meuleneir/PN/BettiniPhoto©2021

Bauke Mollema of Trek-Segafredo and Julian Alaphilippe of Deceuninck-QuickStep in the yellow leader jersey cross the line in disappointment (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Nairo Quintana of Colombia and Team Arka Samsic Mathieu Van Der Poel of The Netherlands and Team AlpecinFenix attack in breakaway during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

With 1.2km to go Nairo Quintana of Arkea-Samsic attacked from the field, followed by Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Public during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m Fans LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Chris GraythenGetty Images

Fans en masse for stage 2 of the Tour (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Team Israel Start Up Nations Christopher Froome of Great Britain arrives to take the start of the 2nd stage of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 183 km between PerrosGuirrec and Mur de Bretagne Guerledan on June 27 2021 Photo by Christophe Petit Tesson POOL AFP Photo by CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSONPOOLAFP via Getty Images

Chris Froome started stage 2 after suffering a crash on the opening day (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Team Deceuninck Quicksteps Julian Alaphilippe of France wearing the overall leaders yellow jersey L wait prior to the 2nd stage of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 183 km between PerrosGuirrec and Mur de Bretagne Guerledan on June 27 2021 Photo by Thomas SAMSON AFP Photo by THOMAS SAMSONAFP via Getty Images

Julian Alaphilippe and Michael Matthews in the leader and points jerseys, respectively (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Team Deceuninck Quicksteps Julian Alaphilippe of France wearing the overall leaders yellow jersey L rides in the pack with his teammates during the 2nd stage of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 183 km between PerrosGuirrec and Mur de Bretagne Guerledan on June 27 2021 Photo by Thomas SAMSON AFP Photo by THOMAS SAMSONAFP via Getty Images

Julian Alaphilippe in yellow on stage 2 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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From L Breakaway riders Team Bora Hansgrohes Ide Schelling of Netherlands wearing the best climbers polka dot jersey Team Total Energies Jeremy Cabot of France Team Trek Segafredos Edward Theuns of Belgium and Team Intermarche Wantys Jonas Koch of Germany ride ahead during the 2nd stage of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 183 km between PerrosGuirrec and Mur de Bretagne Guerledan on June 27 2021 Photo by Thomas SAMSON AFP Photo by THOMAS SAMSONAFP via Getty Images

Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo) leads the breakaway (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Team Deceuninck Quicksteps Julian Alaphilippe of France wearing the overall leaders yellow jersey rides in the pack during the 2nd stage of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 183 km between PerrosGuirrec and Mur de Bretagne Guerledan on June 27 2021 Photo by AnneChristine POUJOULAT AFP Photo by ANNECHRISTINE POUJOULATAFP via Getty Images

Julian Alaphilippe in the maillot jaune (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Dutch Ide Schelling of BoraHansgrohe Australian Simon Clarke of Qhubeka NextHash French Anthony Perez of Cofidis Belgian Edward Theuns of TrekSegafredo French Jeremy Cabot of TotalEnergies and German Jonas Koch of Intermarche WantyGobert Materiaux pictured in action during the second stage of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 1835km from PerrosGuirec to MurdeBretagne Guerledan France Sunday 27 June 2021 This years Tour de France takes place from 26 June to 18 July 2021 BELGA PHOTO DAVID STOCKMAN Photo by DAVID STOCKMANBELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images

The breakaway on stage 2 of the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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The pack rides during the 2nd stage of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 183 km between PerrosGuirrec and Mur de Bretagne Guerledan on June 27 2021 Photo by AnneChristine POUJOULAT AFP Photo by ANNECHRISTINE POUJOULATAFP via Getty Images

The Tour de France on stage 2 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Team Total Energies Jeremy Cabot of France rides in the breakaway during the 2nd stage of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 183 km between PerrosGuirrec and Mur de Bretagne Guerledan on June 27 2021 Photo by AnneChristine POUJOULAT AFP Photo by ANNECHRISTINE POUJOULATAFP via Getty Images

Jeremy Cabot (TotalEnergies) in the breakaway on stage 2 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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The pack rides during the 2nd stage of the 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 183 km between PerrosGuirrec and Mur de Bretagne Guerledan on June 27 2021 Photo by Thomas SAMSON AFP Photo by THOMAS SAMSONAFP via Getty Images

Deceuninck-Quickstep controls the attacks (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Julian Alaphilippe of France and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Yellow Leader Jersey at start and Teammates during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Christophe PetitTesson PoolGetty Images

Julian Alaphilippe on the red carpet before stage 2 of the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Julian Alaphilippe of France and Team Deceuninck QuickStep yellow leader jersey Michael Matthews of Australia and Team BikeExchange Green Points Jersey Tadej Pogaar of Slovenia and UAETeam Emirates white best young jersey Ide Schelling of The Netherlands and Team BORA Hansgrohe Polka Dot Mountain Jersey The peloton passing through PerrosGuirec city landscape at start during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m Beach Sea LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

The peloton rolls out from Perros-Guirec (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Ide Schelling of The Netherlands and Team BORA Hansgrohe Polka Dot Mountain Jersey at start during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m Press Media Interview LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Ide Schelling of Bora-Hansgrohe in the polka dot jersey talks to reporters (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Edward Theuns of Belgium and Team Trek Segafredo Ide Schelling of The Netherlands and Team BORA Hansgrohe Polka Dot Mountain Jersey Anthony Perez of France and Team Cofidis Simon Clarke of Australia and Team Qhubeka NextHash Jrmy Cabot of France and Team Team TotalEnergies Jonas Koch of Germany and Team Intermarch Wanty Gobert Matriaux in breakaway during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Chris GraythenGetty Images

Anthony Perez (Cofidis) in the breakaway (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Edward Theuns of Belgium and Team Trek Segafredo Ide Schelling of The Netherlands and Team BORA Hansgrohe Polka Dot Mountain Jersey Anthony Perez of France and Team Cofidis Simon Clarke of Australia and Team Qhubeka NextHash Jrmy Cabot of France and Team Team TotalEnergies Jonas Koch of Germany and Team Intermarch Wanty Gobert Matriaux in breakaway during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Chris GraythenGetty Images

Ide Schelling and Edward Theuns drive the pace in the breakaway (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Edward Theuns of Belgium and Team Trek Segafredo Ide Schelling of The Netherlands and Team BORA Hansgrohe Polka Dot Mountain Jersey Anthony Perez of France and Team Cofidis Simon Clarke of Australia and Team Qhubeka NextHash Jrmy Cabot of France and Team Team TotalEnergies Jonas Koch of Germany and Team Intermarch Wanty Gobert Matriaux in breakaway during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Chris GraythenGetty Images

Simon Clarke (Qhubeka-NextHash) in the escape (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Tim Declercq of Belgium Michael Mrkv of Denmark and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Dylan Van Baarle of The Netherlands and Team INEOS Grenadiers leads The Peloton passing through Plouguiel Village during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Chris GraythenGetty Images

Tim Declercq and Michael Mørkøv on patrol duty at the front of the peloton (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Julian Alaphilippe of France and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Yellow Leader Jersey at start during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m Interview Press Media LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Julian Alaphilippe on media duty before stage 2 of the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia and UAETeam Emirates White Best Young Rider Jersey during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Tadej Pogačar tucked in the peloton between his UAE Team Emirates teaammates (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Jonas Rutsch of Germany and Team EF Education Nippo Julian Alaphilippe of France and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Yellow Leader Jersey Julien Bernard of France and Team Trek Segafredo Aurlien ParetPeintre of France and AG2R Citron Team The Peloton passing through Paimpol Village during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m Fans Public Landscape Sea Boats LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Scenery on Brittany coastline for 183.5km stage 2 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Luke Rowe of The United Kingdom Geraint Thomas of The United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Chris GraythenGetty Images

Luke Rowe rides in front of Geraint Thomas for Ineos Grenadiers on stage 2 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Mark Cavendish of The United Kingdom and Team Deceuninck QuickStep during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Chris GraythenGetty Images

Mark Cavendish of Deceuninck-QuickStep en route to Mûr-de-Bretagne Guerlédan (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Greg Van Avermaet of Belgium and AG2R Citron Team Cees Bol of The Netherlands and Team DSM during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Chris GraythenGetty Images

Greg Van Avermaet of AG2R Citroën on stage 2 in the peloton (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Andr Greipel of Germany and Team Israel StartUp Nation during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Andre Greipel of Israel Start-Up Nation in the peloton as it nears the first ascent of the Mûr (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Philippe Gilbert of Belgium and Team Lotto Soudal Doctor during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Chris GraythenGetty Images

Philippe Gilbert of Lotto-Soudal during stage 2 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Julian Alaphilippe of France and Team Deceuninck QuickStep yellow leader jersey Peter Sagan of Slovakia and Team BORA Hansgrohe during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Chris GraythenGetty Images

Reigning World Champion Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) rides alongside former world champ Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Edward Theuns of Belgium and Team Trek Segafredo in breakaway during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Chris GraythenGetty Images

Dylan Theuns was caught with 20.5km to go (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Tour de France 2021 - 108th Edition - 2nd stage Perros Guirec - Mur de Bretagne Guerledan 183,5 km - 27/06/2021 - Tadej Pogacar (SLO - UAE Team Emirates) - Primoz Roglic (SLO - Jumbo - Visma) - photo Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto©2021

Tadej Pogačar of UAE Team Emirates crosses the finish in the white best just ahead of Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) young jersey (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) waves goodbye to the yellow jersey on stage 2, now eight seconds behind Mathieu van der Poel (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) would finish 23 seconds behind stage winner Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tadej Pogačar thanks UAE Team Emirates' teammate Rui Costa for helping him secure second on stage 2 (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Rigoberto Urn of Colombia and Team EF Education Nippo Luka Mezgec of Slovenia and Team BikeExchange during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Rigoberto Uran of EF Education-First rides on stage 2 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Rigoberto Uran of Colombia and Team EF Education Nippo Michael Gogl of Austria and Team Qhubeka NextHash during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Chris GraythenGetty Images

Rigoberto Uran (EF Education-Nippo) rides alongside Michael Gogl (Qhubeka-NextHash) on stage 2 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Pierre Latour of France and Team TotalEnergies at arrival during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Pierre Latour (TotalEnergies) finished ninth on stage 2 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) takes yellow jersey with stage 2 victory (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Mathieu Van Der Poel of The Netherlands and Team AlpecinFenix yellow leader jersey stage winner celebrates at podium during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m Lion Mascot LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Michael SteeleGetty Images

First-ever yellow jersey for Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Mathieu Van Der Poel of The Netherlands and Team AlpecinFenix Polka Dot Mountain Jersey stage winner celebrates at podium during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m Trophy LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Michael SteeleGetty Images

Mountains classification leader after stage 2 is Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Mathieu Van Der Poel of The Netherlands and Team AlpecinFenix stage winner celebrates at podium during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Michael SteeleGetty Images

Celebrating the stage 2 victory at Mûr-de-Bretagne Guerlédan is Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Julian Alaphilippe of France and Team Deceuninck QuickStep Green Points Jersey celebrates at podium during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Philippe Lopez PoolGetty Images

Green points jersey goes to Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia and UAETeam Emirates white best young jersey celebrates at podium during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Stephane Mahe PoolGetty Images

Best young rider in the white jersey remains Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Mathieu Van Der Poel of The Netherlands and Team AlpecinFenix yellow leader jersey stage winner celebrates at podium during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m Lion Mascot LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Stephane Mahe PoolGetty Images

Smile of glory for Mathieu van der Poel (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Michael Woods of Canada and Team Israel StartUp Nation at arrival during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Rolling across the finish in 11th place is Michael Woods of Israel Start-Up Nation (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Michael Matthews of Australia and Team BikeExchange Green Points Jersey at arrival during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Michael SteeleGetty Images

Appearing to wipe away tears at the finish is Michael Matthews of Team BikeExchange (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)
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MRDEBRETAGNE GUERLDAN FRANCE JUNE 27 Julian Alaphilippe of France and Team Deceuninck QuickStep yellow leader jersey Mathieu Van Der Poel of The Netherlands and Team AlpecinFenix stage winner celebrates at arrival during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 2 a 1835km stage from PerrosGuirec to MrdeBretagne Guerldan 293m LeTour TDF2021 on June 27 2021 in MrdeBretagne Guerldan France Photo by Daniel Cole PoolGetty Images

Julian Alaphilippe passes along congratulations, and at the yellow jersey, after stage 2 to Mathieu van der Poel (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) produced a remarkable onslaught on the double ascent of Mur-de-Bretagne to claim victory on stage 2 of the Tour de France and move into the yellow jersey.

The Dutchman came home six seconds ahead of defending champion Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates), who outsprinted compatriot Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) and Wilco Kelderman (Bora-Hansgrohe) to second place.

Van der Poel’s decisive attack came with 800 metres remaining when he ripped clear of an elite front group with a devastating acceleration, but he had already laid out his intentions the first time up the climb, when he surged clear to sweep up the bonus seconds on offer at the summit.

After falling short on the opening stage, Van der Poel was eager to make amends here and the Tour debutant dedicated his yellow jersey to his late grandfather Raymond Pouliodor, who so marked the history of the race but who never wore the famous garment during his career.

“I have no words. Really I don’t know what to say,” Van der Poel said.

“I gambled a little bit and I played everything the first climb already because I knew I needed the bonus seconds if I wanted the jersey and it was also my last chance to get the yellow jersey. It’s incredible.”

Van der Poel’s first acceleration came at the foot of the first ascent up Mur-de-Bretagne with 17km to go. His lone effort there initially looked like folly. Nobody deigned to follow as he built up a lead of 13 seconds and that advantage gradually shrank as he approached the summit.

Although Van der Poel picked up the 8 bonus seconds on offer there – while Pogacar outsprinted Roglic, Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) and Richard Carapaz (Ineos) for second – it appeared as though he had erred in showing his hand so early.

The normal rules, of course, don’t seem to apply to Van der Poel, who seemed just as fresh on the final ascent up the climb.

By then, Ineos has taken over at the head of the peloton, and they set a relentless pace on the approach to the finishing climb. Richie Porte led on the lower slopes, pegging back an acceleration from Davide Formolo (UAE Team Emirates), but the race ignited when Nairo Quintana (Arkea-Samsic) attacked with 1.2km to go. Van der Poel swiftly shut down that move and he also snuffed out an effort from Italian champion Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Victorious) before deciding to test the waters himself.

He ripped clear of the shrinking front group with 800 metres remaining, never to be caught again. Behind, the group fragmented in the closing metres, with Pogacar, Roglic and Wilco Kelderman (Bora-Hansgrohe) detaching themselves from the rest and contesting second place – and the time bonuses – 6 seconds down on Van der Poel.

Yellow jersey Julian Alaphilippe was unable to repeat his sparkling display of 24 hours earlier, coming home 5th at eight seconds at the head of a group of 20 or so riders. Geraint Thomas (Ineos), well placed throughout the run-in, was unable to follow the pace on that tumultuous final climb, and he conceded 23 seconds to Van der Poel, as did Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Premier Tech), while Tao Geoghegan Hart (Ineos) lost a further 3:48.

In the overall standings, Van der Poel carries the yellow jersey into stage 3 with a lead of 8 seconds on Alaphilippe. Pogacar lies third at 13 seconds, one second and one place ahead of his fellow Slovenian Roglic. The headlines belong to Van der Poel for now, but the overarching narrative of this race is developing just behind him.

How it unfolded

After the mass crashes that marred the opening stage, the peloton was populated by the walking wounded on Sunday, but that did little to diminish the intensity of the stage, which was animated by a six-strong group of early attackers.

Anthony Perez (Cofidis), Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo), Simon Clarke (Qhubeka-Nexthash) and Jonas Koch (Intermarché-Wanty Gobert), Ide Schelling (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Jérémy Cabot (TotalEnergies) forged clear in the opening kilometres, and they would build a maximum lead of 4 minutes over the peloton before Deceuninck-QuickStep set about placing limits on their movement.

The king of the mountains Schelling and his closest rival Perez provided an entertaining duel on the day’s early climbs as they battled for possession of the polka dot jersey, though the contest would almost be rendered moot by Van der Poel’s double strike on Mur-de-Bretagne, which netted him the lead in the mountains classification to boot.

The break splintered when Theuns attacked on the category 4 ascent at Saint-Brieuc, where Jacky Durand won the prologue of the 1995 Tour. Theuns was joined over the other side by Cabot, and that duo held a lead of two minutes over the peloton as they entered the final 50km. They still had 1:25 in hand with 30km remaining, but that advantage quickly melted as the pace heated up in the peloton behind.

Theuns dropped Cabot on the climb of the Côte du Village de Mur-de-Bretagne with 19km to go, but he was swept up over the other side, as the peloton prepared itself for the bonus sprint on the Mur-de-Bretagne itself, where Van der Poel began his one-man show.

Full Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix 4:18:30
2Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:06
3Primoz Roglic (Slo) Jumbo-Visma
4Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe
5Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:08
6Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
7Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma
8Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) EF Education-Nippo
9Pierre Latour (Fra) TotalEnergies
10Jack Haig (Aus) Bahrain Victorious
11Michael Woods (Can) Israel Start-up Nation
12Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers
13Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team
14David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
15Nairo Quintana (Col) Team Arkea-Samsic
16Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech
17Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team
18Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Bahrain Victorious
19Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
20Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain Victorious
21Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Team BikeExchange
22Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
23Wout Van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma
24Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis
25Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education-Nippo
26Sergio Henao Montoya (Col) Qhubeka-NextHash
27Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain Victorious
28Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 0:00:23
29Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech
30Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno (Col) Movistar Team
31Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana-Premier Tech
32Ruben Guerreiro (Por) EF Education-Nippo
33Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
34Aurélien Paret Peintre (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
35Louis Meintjes (RSA) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
36Alex Aranburu Deba (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech
37Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain Victorious
38Quentin Pacher (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
39Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Team BikeExchange 0:00:28
40Daniel Martin (Irl) Israel Start-up Nation 0:00:36
41Elie Gesbert (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic 0:00:42
42Richie Porte (Aus) Ineos Grenadiers
43Franck Bonnamour (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 0:00:49
44Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team DSM 0:00:51
45Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Team DSM
46Kasper Asgreen (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:59
47Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
48Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Trek-Segafredo
49Toms Skujins (Lat) Trek-Segafredo
50Jan Bakelants (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
51Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team
52Ben O'Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroën Team 0:01:06
53Stefan De Bod (RSA) Astana-Premier Tech 0:01:11
54Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic 0:01:14
55Matej Mohoric (Slo) Bahrain Victorious 0:01:30
56Davide Formolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:01:35
57Simon Yates (GBr) Team BikeExchange 0:01:44
58Julien Simon (Fra) TotalEnergies 0:01:45
59Pierre Rolland (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
60Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-Nippo
61Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
62Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo
63Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates 0:02:10
64Simon Geschke (Ger) Cofidis 0:02:26
65Rafal Majka (Pol) UAE Team Emirates
66Fabien Doubey (Fra) TotalEnergies
67Anthony Turgis (Fra) TotalEnergies
68Dries Devenyns (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep
69Victor de la Parte (Spa) TotalEnergies
70Michael Gogl (Aut) Qhubeka-NextHash
71Michael Valgren (Den) EF Education-Nippo
72Brandon McNulty (USA) UAE Team Emirates
73Stefan Küng (Swi) Groupama-FDJ
74Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis 0:02:38
75Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe
76Michael Matthews (Aus) Team BikeExchange 0:02:40
77Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Ineos Grenadiers 0:03:48
78Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) TotalEnergies
79Ivan Garcia Cortina (Spa) Movistar Team
80Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Alpecin-Fenix
81Omar Fraile Matarranz (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech
82Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers
83Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Movistar Team
84Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Ineos Grenadiers
85Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM
86Sepp Kuss (USA) Jumbo-Visma
87Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep
88Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team BikeExchange
89Silvan Dillier (Swi) Alpecin-Fenix 0:03:51
90Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Ineos Grenadiers 0:04:03
91Robert Gesink (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:04:49
92Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) Team DSM
93Connor Swift (GBr) Team Arkea-Samsic
94Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
95Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Lotto Soudal
96Dorian Godon (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
97Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel Start-up Nation
98Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic
99Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) TotalEnergies
100Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe
101Bruno Armirail (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:05:23
102Benoit Cosnefroy (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
103Magnus Cort (Den) EF Education-Nippo 0:05:58
104Hugo Houle (Can) Astana-Premier Tech
105Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 0:06:18
106Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team
107Cyril Barthe (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
108Cyril Gautier (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
109Maxime Chevalier (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
110Loïc Vliegen (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:06:56
111Brent Van Moer (Bel) Lotto Soudal
112Boy van Poppel (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:07:03
113Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis 0:07:41
114Omer Goldstein (Isr) Israel Start-up Nation
115Simon Clarke (Aus) Qhubeka-NextHash
116Jonas Rutsch (Ger) EF Education-Nippo
117Michael Schär (Swi) AG2R Citroën Team
118Stefan Bissegger (Swi) EF Education-Nippo
119Pierre-Luc Périchon (Fra) Cofidis
120Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis
121Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech
122Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Qhubeka-NextHash
123Sean Bennett (USA) Qhubeka-NextHash
124Nils Eekhoff (Ned) Team DSM 0:09:06
125Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal
126Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team
127Jorge Arcas (Spa) Movistar Team
128Fred Wright (GBr) Bahrain Victorious
129Mike Teunissen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
130Daniel Oss (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
131Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) UAE Team Emirates
132Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
133Bryan Coquard (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
134Marc Hirschi (Swi) UAE Team Emirates
135Nils Politt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:11:21
136Rick Zabel (Ger) Israel Start-up Nation
137Jelle Wallays (Bel) Cofidis
138Chris Froome (GBr) Israel Start-up Nation
139Carlos Barbero (Spa) Qhubeka-NextHash
140Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis
141Marco Haller (Aut) Bahrain Victorious
142Petr Vakoc (Cze) Alpecin-Fenix 0:11:44
143Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo 0:11:51
144Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:12:30
145Ide Schelling (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:12:55
146Nicholas Dlamini (RSA) Qhubeka-NextHash
147Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal
148Danny van Poppel (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
149Tim Declercq (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep
150Georg Zimmermann (Ger) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
151Jasper Philipsen (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
152André Greipel (Ger) Israel Start-up Nation
153Clément Russo (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic
154Tim Merlier (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
155Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal
156Luke Rowe (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers
157Mark Cavendish (GBr) Deceuninck-QuickStep
158Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal 0:13:06
159Michael Mørkøv (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep
160Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo
161Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) Team BikeExchange
162Harry Sweeny (Aus) Lotto Soudal
163Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Israel Start-up Nation
164Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic
165Tony Martin (Ger) Jumbo-Visma
166Mikkel Bjerg (Den) UAE Team Emirates
167Casper Pedersen (Den) Team DSM
168Maximilian Walscheid (Ger) Qhubeka-NextHash
169Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Groupama-FDJ
170Davide Ballerini (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep
171Miles Scotson (Aus) Groupama-FDJ
172Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
173Jonas Koch (Ger) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
174Roger Kluge (Ger) Lotto Soudal
175Amund Grøndahl Jansen (Nor) Team BikeExchange
176Luke Durbridge (Aus) Team BikeExchange
177Daniel McLay (GBr) Team Arkea-Samsic
178Jeremy Cabot (Fra) TotalEnergies
179Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo
180Cees Bol (Ned) Team DSM
DNSMarc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team

Sprint 1 - Plouha km. 85
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo 20
2Jonas Koch (Ger) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 17
3Jeremy Cabot (Fra) TotalEnergies 15
4Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis 13
5Ide Schelling (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe 11
6Simon Clarke (Aus) Qhubeka-NextHash 10
7Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal 9
8Mark Cavendish (GBr) Deceuninck-QuickStep 8
9Jasper Philipsen (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 7
10Michael Mørkøv (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep 6
11Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 5
12Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic 4
13Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe 3
14Michael Matthews (Aus) Team BikeExchange 2
15Bryan Coquard (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 1

Points
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix 50
2Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 30
3Primoz Roglic (Slo) Jumbo-Visma 20
4Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe 18
5Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep 16
6Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 14
7Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma 12
8Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) EF Education-Nippo 10
9Pierre Latour (Fra) TotalEnergies 8
10Jack Haig (Aus) Bahrain Victorious 7
11Michael Woods (Can) Israel Start-up Nation 6
12Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers 5
13Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team 4
14David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 3
15Nairo Quintana (Col) Team Arkea-Samsic 2

Mountain 1 (Cat. 4) Côte de Sainte-Barbe km. 72.8
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis 1

Mountain 2 (Cat. 4) Côte de Pordic km. 103.2
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ide Schelling (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe 1

Mountain 3 (Cat. 4) Côte de Saint-Brieuc km. 115.2
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo 1

Mountain 4 (Cat. 4) Côte du village de Mûr-de-Bretagne km. 165.2
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo 1

Mountain 5 (Cat. 3) Mûr-de-Bretagne (1er passage) km. 168.2
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix 2
2Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 1

Mountain 6 (Cat. 3) Mûr-de-bretagne Guerlédan km. 183.5
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix 2
2Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 1

Bonus Sprint 1 - Mûr-de-Bretagne (1er passage) km. 168.2
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix 8
2Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 5
3Primoz Roglic (Slo) Jumbo-Visma 2

Young riders
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 4:18:36
2Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma 0:00:02
3Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) EF Education-Nippo
4David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
5Aurélien Paret Peintre (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 0:00:17
6Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Team BikeExchange 0:00:22
7Stefan De Bod (RSA) Astana-Premier Tech 0:01:05
8Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-Nippo 0:01:39
9Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
10Brandon McNulty (USA) UAE Team Emirates 0:02:20
11Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM 0:03:42
12Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) Team DSM 0:04:43
13Dorian Godon (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
14Cyril Barthe (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 0:06:12
15Maxime Chevalier (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
16Brent Van Moer (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:06:50
17Omer Goldstein (Isr) Israel Start-up Nation 0:07:35
18Jonas Rutsch (Ger) EF Education-Nippo
19Stefan Bissegger (Swi) EF Education-Nippo
20Sean Bennett (USA) Qhubeka-NextHash
21Nils Eekhoff (Ned) Team DSM 0:09:00
22Fred Wright (GBr) Bahrain Victorious
23Marc Hirschi (Swi) UAE Team Emirates
24Ide Schelling (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:12:49
25Georg Zimmermann (Ger) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
26Jasper Philipsen (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
27Harry Sweeny (Aus) Lotto Soudal 0:13:01
28Mikkel Bjerg (Den) UAE Team Emirates
29Casper Pedersen (Den) Team DSM

Combativity
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo

Teams
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jumbo-Visma 12:55:52
2Bahrain Victorious 0:00:02
3Movistar Team 0:00:17
4EF Education-Nippo
5Astana-Premier Tech 0:00:32
6Ineos Grenadiers 0:00:51
7Trek-Segafredo 0:01:08
8Team Arkea-Samsic 0:01:42
9Team BikeExchange 0:01:58
10AG2R Citroën Team 0:02:06
11Bora-Hansgrohe 0:02:30
12B&B Hotels p/b KTM 0:02:35
13Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:03:11
14UAE Team Emirates 0:03:29
15TotalEnergies 0:03:57
16Groupama-FDJ
17Alpecin-Fenix 0:04:25
18Cofidis 0:04:50
19Team DSM 0:05:08
20Israel Start-up Nation 0:05:11
21Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:07:56
22Qhubeka-NextHash 0:09:53
23Lotto Soudal 0:20:29

General classification after stage 2
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix 8:57:25
2Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:08
3Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:13
4Primoz Roglic (Slo) Jumbo-Visma 0:00:14
5Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:24
6Jack Haig (Aus) Bahrain Victorious 0:00:26
7Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo
8Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) EF Education-Nippo
9Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma
10David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
11Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team
12Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech
13Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Bahrain Victorious
14Nairo Quintana (Col) Team Arkea-Samsic
15Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Team BikeExchange
16Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education-Nippo
17Pierre Latour (Fra) TotalEnergies 0:00:31
18Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers
19Wout Van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma
20Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 0:00:41
21Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
22Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana-Premier Tech
23Alex Aranburu Deba (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech 0:00:46
24Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain Victorious 0:01:12
25Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Team BikeExchange 0:01:16
26Kasper Asgreen (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:01:17
27Tiesj Benoot (Bel) Team DSM
28Toms Skujins (Lat) Trek-Segafredo 0:02:00
29Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:02:07
30Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe
31Sergio Henao Montoya (Col) Qhubeka-NextHash
32Guillaume Martin (Fra) Cofidis
33Miguel Angel Lopez Moreno (Col) Movistar Team 0:02:22
34Ruben Guerreiro (Por) EF Education-Nippo 0:02:43
35Aurélien Paret Peintre (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 0:02:49
36Louis Meintjes (RSA) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
37Wout Poels (Ned) Bahrain Victorious
38Quentin Pacher (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
39Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) Team DSM 0:02:50
40Michael Matthews (Aus) Team BikeExchange 0:02:52
41Anthony Turgis (Fra) TotalEnergies 0:03:04
42Ben O'Connor (Aus) AG2R Citroën Team 0:03:05
43Richie Porte (Aus) Ineos Grenadiers 0:03:08
44Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team 0:03:25
45Xandro Meurisse (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
46Matej Mohoric (Slo) Bahrain Victorious 0:03:29
47Stefan De Bod (RSA) Astana-Premier Tech 0:03:37
48Pierre Rolland (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 0:03:44
49Davide Formolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:04:01
50Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-Nippo 0:04:05
51Michael Gogl (Aut) Qhubeka-NextHash 0:04:25
52Michael Valgren (Den) EF Education-Nippo
53Stefan Küng (Swi) Groupama-FDJ
54Jan Bakelants (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:04:26
55Dylan Teuns (Bel) Bahrain Victorious 0:04:28
56Dries Devenyns (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:04:39
57Simon Yates (GBr) Team BikeExchange 0:05:11
58Ivan Garcia Cortina (Spa) Movistar Team 0:05:47
59Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep
60Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM
61Guillaume Boivin (Can) Israel Start-up Nation 0:05:50
62Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 0:05:51
63Simon Geschke (Ger) Cofidis 0:05:53
64Daniel Martin (Irl) Israel Start-up Nation 0:06:19
65Elie Gesbert (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic 0:06:25
66Franck Bonnamour (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 0:06:32
67Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Trek-Segafredo 0:06:42
68Robert Gesink (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:06:48
69Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) Team DSM
70Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:07:15
71Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team BikeExchange
72Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Ineos Grenadiers
73Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Ineos Grenadiers 0:07:28
74Julien Bernard (Fra) Trek-Segafredo
75Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
76Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic 0:07:31
77Brent Van Moer (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:07:52
78Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates 0:07:53
79Rafal Majka (Pol) UAE Team Emirates 0:08:09
80Fabien Doubey (Fra) TotalEnergies
81Victor de la Parte (Spa) TotalEnergies
82Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:08:16
83Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic
84Ruben Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis 0:08:21
85Hugo Houle (Can) Astana-Premier Tech 0:08:24
86Boy van Poppel (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:08:37
87Oliver Naesen (Bel) AG2R Citroën Team 0:08:44
88Cyril Barthe (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
89Jonas Rickaert (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
90Julien Simon (Fra) TotalEnergies 0:08:52
91Connor Swift (GBr) Team Arkea-Samsic 0:08:54
92Michael Woods (Can) Israel Start-up Nation 0:09:07
93Cristian Rodriguez Martin (Spa) TotalEnergies 0:09:31
94Omar Fraile Matarranz (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech
95Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Movistar Team
96Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers
97Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Ineos Grenadiers
98Brandon McNulty (USA) UAE Team Emirates 0:09:33
99Christophe Laporte (Fra) Cofidis 0:09:40
100Stefan Bissegger (Swi) EF Education-Nippo
101Magnus Cort (Den) EF Education-Nippo 0:10:32
102Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) TotalEnergies
103Bruno Armirail (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:10:33
104Nils Eekhoff (Ned) Team DSM 0:11:13
105Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:11:37
106Ion Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Astana-Premier Tech 0:11:38
107Jonas Rutsch (Ger) EF Education-Nippo 0:11:46
108Sean Bennett (USA) Qhubeka-NextHash 0:12:01
109Cyril Gautier (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM
110Silvan Dillier (Swi) Alpecin-Fenix 0:12:11
111Nans Peters (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 0:12:49
112Dorian Godon (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team
113Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Trek-Segafredo 0:12:55
114Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:13:26
115Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) Alpecin-Fenix 0:13:30
116Loïc Vliegen (Bel) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:14:03
117Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) UAE Team Emirates 0:14:13
118Maxime Chevalier (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 0:14:18
119Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Qhubeka-NextHash 0:14:38
120Simon Clarke (Aus) Qhubeka-NextHash 0:14:48
121Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team 0:14:49
122Fred Wright (GBr) Bahrain Victorious
123Michael Schär (Swi) AG2R Citroën Team 0:14:51
124Daniel Oss (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:15:23
125Benoit Cosnefroy (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 0:15:25
126Jorge Arcas (Spa) Movistar Team 0:16:13
127Lorenzo Rota (Ita) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:16:16
128Luke Rowe (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 0:16:35
129Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:16:50
130Jelle Wallays (Bel) Cofidis 0:16:52
131Carlos Barbero (Spa) Qhubeka-NextHash 0:17:04
132Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis
133Jesus Herrada (Spa) Cofidis 0:17:23
134Petr Vakoc (Cze) Alpecin-Fenix 0:17:27
135Christopher Juul-Jensen (Den) Team BikeExchange 0:17:41
136Nicholas Dlamini (RSA) Qhubeka-NextHash 0:18:38
137Jasper Philipsen (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
138Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Soudal
139Davide Ballerini (Ita) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:18:43
140Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic 0:18:50
141Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
142Miles Scotson (Aus) Groupama-FDJ
143Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Groupama-FDJ
144Jonas Koch (Ger) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux
145Jeremy Cabot (Fra) TotalEnergies
146Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech 0:18:56
147Pierre-Luc Périchon (Fra) Cofidis 0:19:07
148Tim Declercq (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:19:12
149Mark Cavendish (GBr) Deceuninck-QuickStep
150Maximilian Walscheid (Ger) Qhubeka-NextHash 0:19:18
151Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal 0:19:23
152Michael Mørkøv (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep
153Roger Kluge (Ger) Lotto Soudal 0:19:24
154Luke Durbridge (Aus) Team BikeExchange 0:19:48
155Danny van Poppel (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:20:02
156Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal
157Nils Politt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:20:20
158Sepp Kuss (USA) Jumbo-Visma 0:20:27
159Tim Merlier (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 0:21:54
160Harry Sweeny (Aus) Lotto Soudal 0:22:06
161Mikkel Bjerg (Den) UAE Team Emirates
162Bryan Coquard (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 0:22:20
163Omer Goldstein (Isr) Israel Start-up Nation 0:22:28
164Casper Pedersen (Den) Team DSM 0:22:36
165Marco Haller (Aut) Bahrain Victorious 0:22:52
166Cees Bol (Ned) Team DSM 0:23:04
167Georg Zimmermann (Ger) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:24:00
168André Greipel (Ger) Israel Start-up Nation 0:24:21
169Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo 0:24:33
170Ide Schelling (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:24:57
171Mike Teunissen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 0:25:45
172Chris Froome (GBr) Israel Start-up Nation 0:26:08
173Marc Hirschi (Swi) UAE Team Emirates 0:27:25
174Clément Russo (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic 0:27:27
175Daniel McLay (GBr) Team Arkea-Samsic 0:27:39
176Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo 0:27:54
177Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Israel Start-up Nation
178Rick Zabel (Ger) Israel Start-up Nation 0:28:00
179Tony Martin (Ger) Jumbo-Visma 0:29:46
180Amund Grøndahl Jansen (Nor) Team BikeExchange

Points Classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep 66
2Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix 50
3Michael Matthews (Aus) Team BikeExchange 45
4Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 44
5Primoz Roglic (Slo) Jumbo-Visma 40
6Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe 34
7Ide Schelling (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe 31
8Caleb Ewan (Aus) Lotto Soudal 26
9Jack Haig (Aus) Bahrain Victorious 25
10Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo 22
11Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo 20
12Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) EF Education-Nippo 20
13Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe 18
14Jonas Koch (Ger) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 17
15Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma 16
16David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 15
17Arnaud Demare (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 15
18Jeremy Cabot (Fra) TotalEnergies 15
19Mark Cavendish (GBr) Deceuninck-QuickStep 14
20Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis 13
21Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) Team Arkea-Samsic 13
22Bryan Coquard (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 12
23Simon Clarke (Aus) Qhubeka-NextHash 10
24Pierre Latour (Fra) TotalEnergies 8
25Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bahrain Victorious 8
26Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 7
27Jasper Philipsen (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 7
28Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Lotto Soudal 7
29Enric Mas Nicolau (Spa) Movistar Team 6
30Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Team BikeExchange 6
31Michael Woods (Can) Israel Start-up Nation 6
32Michael Mørkøv (Den) Deceuninck-QuickStep 6
33Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Bahrain Victorious 5
34Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Ineos Grenadiers 5
35Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team BikeExchange 5
36Daniel Oss (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe 4
37Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana-Premier Tech 3
38Tony Martin (Ger) Jumbo-Visma 3
39Nairo Quintana (Col) Team Arkea-Samsic 2
40Robert Gesink (Ned) Jumbo-Visma 2
41Mads Pedersen (Den) Trek-Segafredo 1

Mountains Classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathieu van der Poel (Ned) Alpecin-Fenix 4
2Ide Schelling (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe 4
3Anthony Perez (Fra) Cofidis 3
4Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Deceuninck-QuickStep 2
5Edward Theuns (Bel) Trek-Segafredo 2
6Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 2
7Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Qhubeka-NextHash 1
8Danny van Poppel (Ned) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 1
9Michael Matthews (Aus) Team BikeExchange 1

Young Riders Classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tadej Pogacar (Slo) UAE Team Emirates 8:57:38
2Sergio Higuita Garcia (Col) EF Education-Nippo 0:00:13
3Jonas Vingegaard (Den) Jumbo-Visma
4David Gaudu (Fra) Groupama-FDJ
5Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Team BikeExchange 0:01:03
6Aurélien Paret Peintre (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 0:02:36
7Stefan De Bod (RSA) Astana-Premier Tech 0:03:24
8Neilson Powless (USA) EF Education-Nippo 0:03:52
9Mark Donovan (GBr) Team DSM 0:05:34
10Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) Team DSM 0:06:35
11Valentin Madouas (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 0:07:15
12Brent Van Moer (Bel) Lotto Soudal 0:07:39
13Cyril Barthe (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 0:08:31
14Brandon McNulty (USA) UAE Team Emirates 0:09:20
15Stefan Bissegger (Swi) EF Education-Nippo 0:09:27
16Nils Eekhoff (Ned) Team DSM 0:11:00
17Jonas Rutsch (Ger) EF Education-Nippo 0:11:33
18Sean Bennett (USA) Qhubeka-NextHash 0:11:48
19Dorian Godon (Fra) AG2R Citroën Team 0:12:36
20Maxime Chevalier (Fra) B&B Hotels p/b KTM 0:14:05
21Fred Wright (GBr) Bahrain Victorious 0:14:36
22Jasper Philipsen (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix 0:18:25
23Harry Sweeny (Aus) Lotto Soudal 0:21:52
24Mikkel Bjerg (Den) UAE Team Emirates
25Omer Goldstein (Isr) Israel Start-up Nation 0:22:15
26Casper Pedersen (Den) Team DSM 0:22:22
27Georg Zimmermann (Ger) Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:23:47
28Ide Schelling (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:24:44
29Marc Hirschi (Swi) UAE Team Emirates 0:27:12

Teams Classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jumbo-Visma 26:53:36
2Astana-Premier Tech 0:00:32
3Bahrain Victorious 0:00:43
4Trek-Segafredo 0:01:46
5EF Education-Nippo 0:01:53
6Team BikeExchange 0:02:23
7Ineos Grenadiers 0:02:59
8Movistar Team 0:03:34
9Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:04:39
10Bora-Hansgrohe 0:07:15
11AG2R Citroën Team 0:07:58
12B&B Hotels p/b KTM 0:08:27
13Team Arkea-Samsic 0:08:33
14Team DSM
15Alpecin-Fenix 0:08:36
16TotalEnergies 0:09:42
17UAE Team Emirates 0:10:21
18Groupama-FDJ 0:10:25
19Cofidis 0:11:16
20Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux 0:14:24
21Qhubeka-NextHash 0:17:12
22Israel Start-up Nation 0:19:55
23Lotto Soudal 0:27:12

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