Five talking points from stage one of the Tour de France 2020

A surprise winner, mayhem in the rain and more - don't miss these moments from stage one

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Alexander Kristoff is the surprise first winner of the 2020 Tour

On what was an unexpectedly tough opening day of the Tour de France, a suitably tough rider was victorious — Alexander Kristoff (UAE Emirates).

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Stephen Puddicombe is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who regularly contributes to our World Tour racing coverage with race reports, news stories, interviews and features. Outside of cycling, he also enjoys writing about film and TV - but you won't find much of that content embedded into his CW articles.