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Tour de France 2022 LIVE: Stage 2 result as Fabio Jakobsen wins ahead of Wout van Aert in sprint finish

The 2022 Tour de France continues today with a 202.5km ride from Roskilde to Nyborg

Cycling fans brave the rain for a glimpse of Le Tour in Copenhagen

The Tour de France resumed for Stage 2 today after Yves Lampaert claimed the first Yellow Jersey in the opening time trial in Copenhagen. On a rain soaked circuit yesterday, the Belgian raced to a surprise win beating out defending champion Tadej Pogacar as well as compatriot Wout van Aert after taking a seriously impresssive time of 15 minutes and 17 seconds to complete the 13km course.

Despite the build-up beforehand the wind hardly played a part in a rather sedate Stage 2. A long trek along the Danish coastline started in the town of Roskilde and saw an early breakaway led by Magnus Cort Nielsen as the peloton hit the countryside. This foursome, also featuring Pierre Rolland, Cyril Barthe and Sven Erik Bystrom, stormed out in front and reached the first of three category-four climbs. Nielsen and Bystrom fended off a challenge from the others and raced to the line with Nielsen taking the victory and the first of his three King of the Mountains points. He added two more at the next hills to end the day with the polka-dot jersey and the title.

There was an early preview to the sprint finish as an intermediate sprint 75km from the end was won by Caleb Ewan but the Austrian didn’t feature in the climactic battle. The Great Belt Bridge lived up to it’s majesty but failed to provide the expected drama although Yellow Jersey holder Yves Lampaert crashed on the bridge and had to recover his position. He did, and led the way around the final corner as part of the lead train for Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl teammate Fabio Jakobsen.

The stage concluded with a sprint to the line. Mads Pedersen set off with 400m to go and was hauled in by Wout van Aert but Jakobsen managed to win a battle against Peter Sagan to nip around the outside and claim the victory.

Relive all the action from Stage 2 of the Tour de France:

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Tour de France 2022: Stage 3

Up next: Stage 3, Sunday 3 July: Vejle-Sonderborg, 182km

Stage three looks like a classic breakaway day before a bunch sprint finish between the serious fast men, with the likes of Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal), Fabio Jakobsen (Quickstep), Dylan Groenewegen (BikeExchange-Jayco) and Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix) sharpening their elbows once again as they battle for the win.

It closes out the Danish jaunt before a transfer day to France.

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Tour de France 2022: Fabio Jakobsen wins Stage 2!

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Tour de France 2022: Current Tour de France standings after Stage 2

  1. Wout van Aert (Bel) - 4:49’50
  2. Yves Lampaert (Bel) +1’
  3. Tadej Pogacar (Slo) +8’
  4. Filippo Ganna (Ita) +11’
  5. Mads Pedersen (Den) +12’
  6. Mathieu Van Der Pol (Ned) +14’
  7. Jonas Vingegaard (Den) +16’
  8. Primoz Roglic (Slo) +17’
  9. Bauke Mollema (Ned) +18’
  10. Dylan Teuns (Ger) +21’
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Tour de France 2022: Top 10 finishers in Stage 2

  1. Fabio Jakobsen (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl)
  2. Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma)
  3. Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo)
  4. Danny van Poppel (Bora-hansgrohe)
  5. Jasper Philipsen Alpecin-Deceuninck
  6. Peter Sagan (Total Energies)
  7. Jeremy Lecroq (B&B Hotels KTM)
  8. Dylan Groenewegen (BikeExchange-Jayco)
  9. Luca Mozzato (B&B Hotels KTM)
  10. Hugo Hofstetter Arkea-Samsic
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Tour de France 2022: Fabio Jakobsen wins Stage 2!

Fabio Jakobsen spoke about his incredible sprint finish and what it was like to recover from his terrible injury and finally win a stage at the Tour de France.

“Today is “incroyable” as we would say in French ... for me it was a long process, step by step.” he said, “A lot of people helped me along the way.

“This is to pay them back to see that that it was not for nothing. I’m happy that I can still ride the bike and enjoy racing. I’d like to help everyone who helped me to get to here.

“The team kept me in a good position ... on the final straight ... I was next to Sagan. We kind of touched each other but luckily we stayed upright ... then I just had the final stretch of 150m when I could pass the other two.

“I’m very happy to win. If I tell it like that, it sounds easy, but the legs were in pain. This is what we train for ... I hope everyone enjoyed watching.”

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Tour de France 2022: Fabio Jakobsen wins Stage 2!

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Tour de France 2022: Fabio Jakobsen wins Stage 2!

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Tour de France 2022: Fabio Jakobsen wins Stage 2!

It’s a fantastic victory for Fabio Jakobsen, his first in the Tour de France. The man who got the nod over Quick Step-Alpha Vinyl teammate Mark Cavendish shows off his skills.

Wout van Aert managed to overhaul Mads Pedersen to finish second becoming the new race leader thanks to the 6sec time bonus he earned for finishing second, the Jumbo-Visma rider will now take a 1sec lead over fellow Belgian Yves Lampaert into Sunday’s stage.

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Tour de France 2022: Fabio Jakobsen wins Stage 2!

The top five finishers:

1. Fabio Jakobsen 2. Wout van Aert 3. Mads Pedersen 4. Danny van Poppel 5. Jasper Philipsen

Van Aert’s second place is enough to earn him the Yellow Jersey off Yves Lampaert.

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Tour de France 2022: Fabio Jakobsen wins Stage 2!

It was a messy sprint to the line but the pre-stage favourite, Fabio Jakobsen, wins it just ahead of Wout van Aert. Mads Pedersen was right up there as well but it’s two in two for Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl.

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