Van Aert takes yellow and green jersey in second stage Tour de France

Van Aert takes yellow and green jersey in second stage Tour de France

Wout van Aert is the new wearer of the yellow leader's jersey in the Tour de France. The Belgian of Team Jumbo-Visma sprinted in the second stage on Danish soil to second place. Thanks to the bonification seconds, he took over the jersey from compatriot Yves Lampaert. The green points jersey is now also in possession of Van Aert.

The expected ‘echolon stage' proved not very spectacular due to the weather conditions, though it was a nervous race. Team Jumbo-Visma kept leaders Jonas Vingegaard, Primoz Roglic and Van Aert well in front the entire stage. "I expected a bit more action, but in the end, it wasn't that bad. A Tour stage is always hectic, so you constantly had to be alert”, said Van Aert.

The Danish spectators, numerous along the route, saw Van Aert sprint to second place in the streets of Nyborg, behind stage winner Fabio Jakobsen. "I have seen a very strong team, with which we were always in front. Christophe Laporte did a great job for me at the intermediate and the final sprint. Also, on the bridge and in the race to the last kilometres, we were always well positioned."


"I will defend and wear this jersey with pride."

Wout van Aert

Van Aert also wore the maillot Jaune in Paris-Nice, the Dauphiné and is now allowed to wear it in the Tour de France. "Putting on the jersey gives a great feeling. I have been close to it many times, but this time I managed. Despite my two second places in the past stages, the yellow jersey is a nice reward. I will defend and wear this jersey with pride. In any case, there are still many chances for a stage victory to come."

The Fleming had nice words for stage winner Jakobsen. "I respect him a lot. We all know what happened, which makes this even more exciting. He's also a very nice guy; he deserved this victory."

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