After a long solo break by local KOM, Magnus Cort, the stage came down to a bunch sprint in Sønderborg. It was a fast run-in at over 60 kph and after the usual jostling and bumping, Dylan Groenewegen pushed his wheel over the finish-line just ahead of the yellow jersey of Wout van Aert.
Fabio Jakobsen gave Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl their second stage win out of two with a chaotic sprint in Nyborg. The predicted split on the big bridge on the run-in didn't materialise and the bunch thundered into the finalé. Wout van Aert was second on the stage to move into the yellow jersey.
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl's Yves Lampaert upset the usual TT men to win the first stage of the 2022 Tour de France and take the first yellow jersey. The Belgian bettered Wout van Aert, Tadej Pogačar, top TT favourite Filippo Ganna and Mathieu van der Poel, in that order.
Stage 1 of the 2022 Tour de France will roll down the star ramp in Copenhagen for a technical 13 kilometer time trial on Friday. Spencer Martin gives us his 'Tour de France Cheat-Sheet' with Route Takeaways, Wout van Aert's green jersey predictability, stage 1 preview and the rider betting odds.
It's July, so that only means one thing... The Tour de France! The biggest bike race on the globe starts in Copenhagen this year before it visits the cobbles, the Alps and the Pyrenees before the Champs-Élysées finish-line. Ed Hood gives us his preview of the French behemoth - His Tour history, course and riders.
After the British Under 23's title race against the watch, Ed Hood didn't have long to wait for the Elite men to roll down the starting ramp for their test. Never one to reject a ride in a team car: Milano, the vineyards of Champagne, or Dumfries...
In the absence of a trip to France to see the Tour, Ed Hood had a shorter journey at the weekend to watch the British time trial championships in the deep south of Scotland. Ed always takes notice of the 'Young Guns' so the Under 23's were the big attraction.
Breaking down the key GC performances from the last weekend of racing before the Tour de France: Spencer Martin has been watching all the road action from Suisse and Slovenia and gives us his 'Ten Takeaways' looking forward to the French Grand Tour starting next week in Copenhagen.