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2019 Tour de France stage 2 results: The excellent team of Jumbo-Visma retains the yellow shirt for Teunissen

2019 Tour de France stage 2 results: The excellent team of Jumbo-Visma retains the yellow shirt for Teunissen

The reigning champion Geraint Thomas and his teammates in Ineos supposed that the yellow shirt of 2019 Tour de France would soon change to another player, but Mike Teunissen's Jumbo-Visma did not allow it to happen.

After the defeat in the first round of bad luck, defending champion Geraint Thomas and his teammates in Ineos were expected to overturn the situation by achieving the fastest time in the stop race at no more than 27.6 km long. central Brussels (Belgium), thereby stripping away the yellow shirt from Mike Teunissen of Jumbo-Visma.

As a result, in nearly 2 hours, 8 Ineos riders like sitting on fire and in turn witnessing one team after another cannot achieve the goal with better performance than them. However, what Ineos feared most happened: Mike Teunissen's Jumbo-Visma team once won the first stage with a total time of 28 minutes 57 seconds, 20 seconds faster than Ineos.

Therefore, Mike Teunissen will still wear a yellow shirt when entering the stage of 214 km long from Binche to Epernay. Not only that, Jumbo-Visma also has 4 other members standing in the top 5 of the overall gold shirt competition.

Since there are 15 more successful teams losing each other less than 1 minute, the distance of the team race is not as big as forecast. Especially notable is Astana's Fuglsang, the first-stage injury driver. He still finished the time-race, though clearly influenced by the car crash that caused his eyebrows to hurt and hurt his right knee. "I haven't recovered 100%, but over time, everything will be fine." - Fuglsang announced.

Stage 2 (Brussels, stop racing, 27.6km): 1. Jumbo-Visma 28 minutes 57 seconds, 2. Ineos is 20 seconds less, 3. Quick Step less than 21 seconds, 4. Alpecin is 26 seconds less, 5.Sunweb is 26 seconds less.

Total rating: 1. K Teunissen (Netherlands) Jumbo-Visma 4 hours 51 minutes 34 seconds, 2. W Van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma is 10 seconds poor, 3. S Kruijswijk (Hol) Jumbo-Visma is 10 seconds less, 4. T Martin (Ger) Jumbo-Visma is 10 seconds less, 5. G Bennett (NZ) Jumbo-Visma is 10 seconds less.