Stage 2: Bastia to Ajaccio, 156km
Jan Bakelants bagged his first professional victory in his rookie Tour after making the decisive six-man break which formed with less than 7km remaining. After riding away solo, he clung on by his fingernails to take the stage and the maillot jaune by a single second. Continue reading
Watching a long Tour de France transition stage can be an arduous affair to test the patience of even the most devoted of fans. It’s not every day we have the excitement of seeing a team bus wedged underneath the finish line gantry!
If you’ve watched the Tour for long enough, you’ll be familiar with some of the visual and verbal clichés which are part and parcel of the race. So why not join us in marking each one off as we play Tour de France bingo over the next three weeks with our handy cut-out-and-keep bingo card? (WARNING: Do not attempt to cut out your screen. This works better if you print it off first.) Continue reading
Stage 2: Bastia to Ajaccio, 156km, medium mountain
No rest for the peloton today, as they have to get over four categorised climbs – one cat 2 and three cat 3s, including the Cote du Salario, just 12km from the finish – and a hairy final descent tailor-made for an attacker to slip away for victory.