Belgian Jasper Stuyven is co-owner of a chocolate shop, and they've created something special to celebrate his KOM lead in the 2016 Tour de France
Jasper Stuyven is celebrating his time in the polka-dot jersey of Tour de France King of the Mountains in a very unique way – by creating polka-dot chocolates.
The Belgian Trek-Segafredo pro co-owns a chocolate shop in Betekom, Belgium, with his uncle, called Stuyven Chocolate Workshop. Last night, the company created a special polka-dot jersey chocolate and posted photos of them being made on Twitter.
Stuyven came very close to winning stage two of the Tour de France after launching a solo attack from the day’s break. At one point, it looked as though he had the victory in the bag – and the possibility of moving into the overall race lead.
However, the rapidly accelerating bunch caught him on the steep final ramp to the finish line in Cherbourg and he missed out on the victory. Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) took the win and with it the race lead.
Stuyven’s consolation prize was the day’s combativity award and the polka-dot jersey. He leads the KOM competition by two points over second-place Paul Voss, so should hang on to the jersey for another day as there’s only a single point on offer during Monday’s stage three.
That should give Stuyven Chocolate Workshop a chance to make the most of its delicious new creations.