Ryan Gibbons takes sprint victory on stage one of men's virtual Tour de France

The South African beat Mathieu van der Poel and Greg Van Avermaet to victory on the opening day

Ryan Gibbons won the first stage of the virtual Tour de France, beating the likes of Mathieu van der Poel and Greg Van Avermaet in the sprint finish.

A number of attacks peeled off into the final few hundred metres, with Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (CCC) hitting out first before Edvald Boasson - Hagen (NTT) made his charge for the line.

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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).

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