The Great Belt Bridge is set to play a crucial role in the second leg of the tour. However, the wind probably thwarts these plans.
After his coup at the opening time trial, the Belgian Yves Lampaert rolls through Denmark in the yellow jersey of the Tour de France.
It is likely that the classics specialist will successfully defend the lead on the 202.2-kilometre second stage from Roskilde to Nyborg.
The final leads over the almost 20-kilometer-long bridge over the Great Belt and was a big topic beforehand. However, according to the weather forecast, there will be headwinds there, so that the dreaded chaos should not happen. However, that could happen in the approximately 30 kilometers before the bridge if the field moves south and the wind is from the side.
After the first defeat in the opening time trial, Primoz Roglic and Co. have to use the strength of their team Jumbo-Visma and put pressure on Tadej Pogacar. If the Slovene manages to lose him in crosswinds, a big lead can theoretically be built up. But Pogacar knows that too, and doesn’t want to be surprised. “It’s us against him. We have to play our cards right, »said Roglic’ helper and last year’s second Jonas Vingegaard.
The Yellow Lampaert:
Yves Lampaert caused a coup with his trip to the yellow jersey. And the Belgian should initially retain the lead in the overall classification. After all, the 31-year-old is considered a classics specialist who can cope very well with the terrain of the opening week. In addition, Lampaert will want to put his sprinter Fabio Jakobsen in a good position and will therefore often be at the front of the field.