Wout Van Aert into yellow on Tour de France stage two after 'boring' bridge

Belgian finishes second for 25th time, but this podium placing came with a bonus

Wout van Aert
(Image credit: Getty Images)

After all the hype, all the speculation about crosswinds, the bridge was “boring”. Not my words, but the words of the Tour de France’s new yellow jersey, Wout van Aert.

In the end, nothing really happened. Sure, there was a crash on the first bridge which formed part of the Great Belt Link, but the riders caught up in it came back. There were no echelons as the peloton spent 12km over the water, not something they are used to, no real drama. Yves Lampaert might have though differently, the previous race leader forced to chase after hitting the deck, but it was no drama. Fabio Jakobsen won Quick-Step's Alpha Vinyl's second stage in two days, and the race moved on.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.