Race Recap - 2017 Tour de France Stage #2 Düsseldorf to Liège

The Stage

Source : http://www.letour.fr/le-tour/2017/

  • Total Distance : 203.5km

  • Type : Flat with some hills

 


The Weather on the Day

 The sky is overcast the whole day. Light rains are expected during the stage, dryer spells are not excluded. Temperatures around 16 to 17°C, up to 19°C at the end of the stage. Westerly to Southwesterly wind 10 to 15kph with gusts 20 to 40kph.  Source : www.letour.com

The sky is overcast the whole day. Light rains are expected during the stage, dryer spells are not excluded. Temperatures around 16 to 17°C, up to 19°C at the end of the stage. Westerly to Southwesterly wind 10 to 15kph with gusts 20 to 40kph.

Source : www.letour.com


Race Main Favourites

  1. Marcel Kittel - winner of the Stage
  2. Andre Greipel - 3rd place
  3. Mark Cavendish - 4th place

Secondary Favourites

  • Dylan Groenewegen
  • Arnaud Demare - 2nd place
  • Alexander Kristoff
  • Nacer Bouhanni
  • John Degenkolb
  • Sonny Colbrelli
  • Peter Sagan
  • Daniel McLay

Highlights

 

13:05

Luke Durbridge (Orica-Scott) abandons the race following Alejandro Valverde & Ion Izagirre due to an injured knee

13:25

Marcel Kittel (QSF) suffers a mechanical, front tyre puncture

14:13

Rain begins to pour over the roads ahead of the intermediate sprint

14:32

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)

15:10

Pierre Latour (AG2R-La Mondiale) encounters a mechanical, front flat tyre

16:32

Big crash at 30km to go, Chris Froome and Romain Bardet involved (main GC Contenders).
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16:40

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.

16:44

Taylor Phinney scores another point in the King of the Mountain competition (Polka-dot jersey), ahead of Laurent Pichon.

16:58

Taylor Phinney & Yoann Offredo ahead of the peloton by 38" at 7.8km left

17:05

Taylor Phinney & Yoann Offredo ahead of the peloton by 8" at 1.8km left

17:06

Taylor Phinney & Yoann Offredo caught by the peloton

17:07

Marcel Kittel (QSF) wins Stage 2!

 

Results

 Results for Stage 2 - Düsseldorf to Liège

Results for Stage 2 - Düsseldorf to Liège

 General Standing after Stage 2

General Standing after Stage 2


 

Jersey Wearers

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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


 

 

 

The End