Tour de France

Sagan avoids pile up to clinch TDF Stage 2

2018-07-08 18:25
Peter Sagan (AP)

La Roche-sur-Yon - World champion Peter Sagan won stage two and took the overall leader's yellow jersey on the Tour de France on Sunday after edging Sonny Colbrelli in a reduced sprint finish after a late crash in the peloton.

Overnight leader Fernando Gaviria came down in a mass high speed crash just 1.3km from the line, which Sagan and around 15 other riders avoided to set up a frantic finish.

Champion Chris Froome avoided a repeat of his first stage tumble, the Team Sky leader staying out of trouble as he goes in pursuit of a record-equalling fifth Tour triumph.

But another Briton Adam Yates was delayed by a fall and two of his Mitchelton Scott team-mates were both also involved in separate falls.

Sagan, riding for Bora-Hansgrohe, edged a field of nine lined up for the final reckoning but had to deal with French specialist Arnaud Demare and the Italian Colbrelli, who came within a hair's breadth of the win with a daring last second wheel push to come second.

Germany's Andre Greipel was fourth but never really involved in the struggle for first with the other three.

"It's a great start for the fans," said Sagan.

"Fernando won yesterday and now I'm the one with the yellow jersey," it's been exciting.

"I could see it was going to be a good year," said Sagan, who was thrown off the Tour last year after being judged culpable of a fall that ended fellow sprinter Mark Cavendish's Tour.

The Slovak led the pack in the intermediate sprint behind solo escapee French veteran Sylvain Chavanel, and is now also top of the green jersey standings.

The race embarked in sizzling heat with local hero Chavanel of the Direct Energie team based in this Vendee Western France region being cheered all along some 155km of solo break.

Luis Leon Sanchez of Astana pulled out of the race after falling on a traffic island and getting up covered in cuts and climbing crying into the team car. Tsgabu Grmay of Ethiopia also pulled out.

Standings from the second stage of the Tour de France, a 182.5km ride from Mouilleron-Saint-Germain to La Roche-sur-Yon on Sunday:

1. Peter Sagan (SVK/BOR) 182.5 km in 4hr 06min 37sec

2. Sonny Colbrelli (ITA/BAH) at 0sec.

3. Arnaud Démare (FRA/FDJ) 0.

4. André Greipel (GER/LOT) 0.

5. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/EAU) 0.

6. Timothy Dupont (BEL/AJW) 0.

7. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 0.

8. Andrea Pasqualon (ITA/AJW) 0.

9. John Degenkolb (GER/TRE) 0.

10. Philippe Gilbert (BEL/QST) 0.

11. Julian Alaphilippe (FRA/QST) 0.

12. Jasper Stuyven (BEL/TRE) 0.

13. Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (BEL/AJW) 0.

14. Bob Jungels (LUX/QST) 0.

15. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 0.

16. Tom Dumoulin (NED/SUN) 0.

17. Pierre-Roger Latour (FRA/ALM) 0.

18. Richie Porte (AUS/BMC) 0.

19. Pierre Rolland (FRA/EFD) 0.

20. Koen de Kort (NED/TRE) 0.

21. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/SKY) 0.

22. Adam Yates (GBR/MIT) 0.

23. Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY) 0.

24. Guillaume Martin (FRA/AJW) 0.

25. Jakob Diemer Fuglsang (DEN/AST) 0.

26. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 0.

27. Marco Minnaard (NED/AJW) 0.

28. Fernando Gaviria (COL/QST) 0.

29. Damiano Caruso (ITA/BMC) 0.

30. Stefan Kung (SUI/BMC) 0.

31. Christopher Froome (GBR/SKY) 0.

32. Dylan Groenewegen (NED/LNL) 0.

33. Egan Bernal (COL/SKY) 0.

34. Laurent Pichon (FRA/FST) 0.

35. Mark Cavendish (GBR/DDT) 0.

36. Nairo Quintana (COL/MOV) 0.

37. Warren Barguil (FRA/FST) 0.

38. Bauke Mollema (NED/TRE) 0.

39. Ilnur Zakarin (RUS/KAT) 0.

40. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/BAH) 0.

41. Rigoberto Uran (COL/EFD) 0.

42. Dion Smith (NZL/AJW) 0.

43. Marcus Burghardt (GER/BOR) 0.

44. Soren Kragh Andersen (DEN/SUN) 0.

45. Lilian Calmejane (FRA/DEN) 0.

46. Robert Kiserlovski (CRO/KAT) 0.

47. Arthur Vichot (FRA/FDJ) 0.

48. Primož Roglic (SLO/LNL) 0.

49. Matthew Hayman (AUS/MIT) 0.

50. Rudy Molard (FRA/FDJ) 0.

51. Daniel Martin (IRL/EAU) 0.

52. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC) 0.

53. Steven Kruijswijk (NED/LNL) 0.

54. Rafal Majka (POL/BOR) 0.

55. Kristjan Koren (SLO/BAH) 0.

56. Mikel Landa (ESP/MOV) 0.

57. Alexis Vuillermoz (FRA/ALM) 0.

58. Edward Theuns (BEL/SUN) 0.

59. Jens Keukeleire (BEL/LOT) 0.

60. Gorka Izagirre (ESP/BAH) 0.

61. Laurens ten Dam (NED/SUN) 0.

62. Edvald Boasson Hagen (NOR/DDT) 0.

63. Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA/BAH) 0.

64. Tiesj Benoot (BEL/LOT) 0.

65. Tanel Kangert (EST/AST) 0.

66. José Joaquin Rojas (ESP/MOV) 0.

67. Romain Hardy (FRA/FST) 0.

68. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/DEN) 0.

69. Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA/DDT) 0.

70. Anthony Turgis (FRA/COF) 0.

71. Daniel Oss (ITA/BOR) 0.

72. Oliver Naesen (BEL/ALM) 0.

73. Sep Vanmarcke (BEL/EFD) 0.

74. Nikias Arndt (GER/SUN) 0.

75. Mark Renshaw (AUS/DDT) 0.

76. Jacopo Guarnieri (ITA/FDJ) 0.

77. Axel Domont (FRA/ALM) 0.

78. Thomas Degand (BEL/AJW) 0.

79. Antwan Tolhoek (NED/LNL) 0.

80. Rick Zabel (GER/KAT) 0.

81. Elie Gesbert (FRA/FST) 0.

82. Thomas Boudat (FRA/DEN) 0.

83. Maxime Bouet (FRA/FST) 0.

84. Tomasz Marczynski (POL/LOT) 0.

85. Simon Gerrans (AUS/BMC) 0.

86. Julien Vermote (BEL/DDT) 0.

87. Simon Clarke (AUS/EFD) 0.

88. Pavel Kochetkov (RUS/KAT) 0.

89. Serge Pauwels (BEL/DDT) 0.

90. Rein Taaramae (EST/DEN) 0.

91. Mathias Frank (SUI/ALM) 0.

92. Mikel Nieve (ESP/MIT) 0.

93. Jack Bauer (NZL/MIT) 0.

94. Timo Roosen (NED/LNL) 0.

95. Damien Gaudin (FRA/DEN) 0.

96. Marco Marcato (ITA/EAU) 0.

97. Tony Gallopin (FRA/ALM) 0.

98. Simon Geschke (GER/SUN) 0.

99. Kristijan Durasek (CRO/EAU) 0.

100. Darwin Atapuma (COL/EAU) 0.

101. Romain Sicard (FRA/DEN) 0.

102. Tom Slagter (NED/DDT) 0.

103. Imanol Erviti (ESP/MOV) 0.

104. Paul Martens (GER/LNL) 0.

105. Gregor Mühlberger (AUT/BOR) 0.

106. Chad Haga (USA/SUN) 0.

107. Amaël Moinard (FRA/FST) 0.

108. Daniel Martínez (COL/EFD) 0.

109. Taylor Phinney (USA/EFD) 0.

110. Maciej Bodnar (POL/BOR) 0.

111. Roberto Ferrari (ITA/EAU) 0.

112. Julien Bernard (FRA/TRE) 0.

113. Marcel Sieberg (GER/LOT) 0.

114. Michael Gogl (AUT/TRE) 0.

115. Amund Grondahl Jansen (NOR/LNL) 0.

116. Magnus Nielsen (DEN/AST) 0.

117. Michael Andersen (DEN/AST) 0.

118. Yves Lampaert (BEL/QST) 1:39.

119. Fabien Grellier (FRA/DEN) 1:39.

120. Ramon Sinkeldam (NED/FDJ) 0.

121. Florian Vachon (FRA/FST) 1:39.

122. Jon Izagirre (ESP/BAH) 0.

123. Jérôme Cousin (FRA/DEN) 1:47.

124. Dmitriy Gruzdev (KAZ/AST) 0.

125. Jasper De Buyst (BEL/LOT) 0.

126. Daniele Bennati (ITA/MOV) 0.

127. Marc Soler (ESP/MOV) 0.

128. Nicolas Edet (FRA/COF) 0.

129. Audrey Amador (CRC/MOV) 0.

130. Yoann Offredo (FRA/AJW) 0.

131. Tobias Ludvigsson (SWE/FDJ) 0.

132. Olivier Le Gac (FRA/FDJ) 0.

133. Jay Thomson (RSA/DDT) 0.

134. Patrick Bevin (NZL/BMC) 0.

135. David Gaudu (FRA/FDJ) 0.

136. Robert Gesink (NED/LNL) 0.

137. Lukas Pöstlberger (AUT/BOR) 0.

138. Michael Schär (SUI/BMC) 0.

139. Jelle Vanendert (BEL/LOT) 0.

140. Kévin Ledanois (FRA/FST) 0.

141. Jesper Hansen (DEN/AST) 0.

142. Franco Pellizotti (ITA/BAH) 0.

143. Daniel Navarro (ESP/COF) 0.

144. Rory Sutherland (AUS/EAU) 0.

145. Omar Fraile (ESP/AST) 0.

146. Pawel Poljanski (POL/BOR) 0.

147. Luke Rowe (GBR/SKY) 0.

148. Michael Matthews (AUS/SUN) 0.

149. José Herrada Lopez (ESP/COF) 0.

150. Gianni Moscon (ITA/SKY) 0.

151. Tom Scully (NZL/EFD) 0.

152. Dimitri Claeys (BEL/COF) 0.

153. Niki Terpstra (NED/QST) 3:03.

154. Tim Declercq (BEL/QST) 0.

155. Thomas De Gendt (BEL/LOT) 0.

156. Oliviero Troia (ITA/EAU) 0.

157. Wout Poels (NED/SKY) 0.

158. Silvan Dillier (SUI/ALM) 0.

159. Maximiliano Richeze (ARG/QST) 0.

160. Damien Howson (AUS/MIT) 0.

161. Nils Politt (GER/KAT) 0.

162. Marcel Kittel (GER/KAT) 0.

163. Tony Martin (GER/KAT) 0.

164. Ian Boswell (USA/KAT) 0.

165. Michael Hepburn (AUS/MIT) 0.

166. Toms Skujinš (LAT/TRE) 0.

167. Heinrich Haussler (AUS/BAH) 0.

168. Julien Simon (FRA/COF) 0.

169. Christophe Laporte (FRA/COF) 0.

170. Anthony Perez (FRA/COF) 0.

171. Daryl Impey (RSA/MIT) 0.

172. Jonathan Castroviejo (ESP/SKY) 0.

173. Luke Durbridge (AUS/MIT) 0.

174. Lawson Craddock (USA/EFD) 0.

175. Luis Leon Sanchez (ESP/AST) Retired

176. Tsgabu Grmay (ETH/TRE) Retired

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