Source : http://www.letour.fr/le-tour/2017/
Total Distance : 203.5km
Type : Flat with some hills
The Weather on the Day
Race Main Favourites
- Marcel Kittel - winner of the Stage
- Andre Greipel - 3rd place
- Mark Cavendish - 4th place
- Dylan Groenewegen
- Arnaud Demare - 2nd place
- Alexander Kristoff
- Nacer Bouhanni
- John Degenkolb
- Sonny Colbrelli
- Peter Sagan
- Daniel McLay
Luke Durbridge (Orica-Scott) abandons the race following Alejandro Valverde & Ion Izagirre due to an injured knee
Marcel Kittel (QSF) suffers a mechanical, front tyre puncture
Rain begins to pour over the roads ahead of the intermediate sprint
Thomas Boudat (Direct Energie) wins the first intermediate sprint granting him 20 points towards the Green Jersey. Ahead of Taylor Phinney (2nd - 17pts) & Laurent Pichon (3rd - 15pts)
Pierre Latour (AG2R-La Mondiale) encounters a mechanical, front flat tyre
Big crash at 30km to go, Chris Froome and Romain Bardet involved (main GC Contenders).
Froome has to swap his bike following the crash but was given a size too small and loses more time to wait for the team car to catch up with him to swap bikes again.
Taylor Phinney scores another point in the King of the Mountain competition (Polka-dot jersey), ahead of Laurent Pichon.
Taylor Phinney & Yoann Offredo ahead of the peloton by 38" at 7.8km left
Taylor Phinney & Yoann Offredo ahead of the peloton by 8" at 1.8km left
Taylor Phinney & Yoann Offredo caught by the peloton
Marcel Kittel (QSF) wins Stage 2!
- Yellow Jersey : worn by the rider at the top of the general classification, meaning they have completed the stages so far in the least time.
- Green (Points Jersey) : goes to the rider with the most points overall. Points are given for the first 15 riders across an intermediate sprint line about halfway through the race and the finish line.
- Polka-dot jersey (King of the Mountains Jersey) : goes to the rider who has won the most points in the mountain sections of stages by reaching the top of the climbs first.
- White Jersey : goes to the fastest (time-wise) rider under 26.
Yellow Jersey - Geraint Thomas (SKY) with 4 hours, 53minutes and 10 seconds
Green Jersey - Marcel Kittel (QSF) with 63 points
Polka-Dot Jersey - Taylor Phinney (Cannondale Drapac) with 2 points
White Jersey - S. Kung (BMC) with 4 hours 53 minutes and 15 seconds