Julien Bernard takes stage victory for the French on day two of men's virtual Tour de France

The Frenchman won a nail-biting sprint finish on the mountainous second stage

Julien Bernard wins stage two of men's virtual Tour de France (Zwift)

They may not be dancing along the Champs-Élysees in celebration tonight, but Julien Bernard becomes the first Frenchman to win a stage of the Tour de France in 2020.

Although many believed Freddy Ovett's (Israel Start-Up Nation) avatar had crossed the finish line first, it was the Trek-Segafredo rider who took the spoils on stage two of the men's virtual Tour de France.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.