'To get the yellow jersey over Peter Sagan makes it even more special'

Mike Teunissen rescues Jumo-Visma's Tour de France opening stage after lead sprinter Dylan Groenewegen crashed

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Mike Teunissen says that taking yellow ahead of Peter Sagan on Tour de France 2019 stage one made it an even more enjoyable day.

The 26-year-old took a shock victory ahead of three-time world champion Sagan, becoming the first Dutchman in 30 years - since Erik Breukink in 1989 - to wear the yellow jersey.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).