Peter Sagan today at Tour de France 2022 : 2nd stage / Saturday

yesterday 20:00

The second stage of the Tour de France is flat on paper, but it will continue along the coast and will finish after crossing an 18-kilometer bridge. The wind and positional riding of the cyclists will be a big factor. The most likely scenario is anyway the first mass finish and a sprint battle.

Character stages: flat
Route: Roskilde – Nyborg
Stage length: 202,2 km
Boarded meters: 1,152 meters
Start of the stage: 12:15 hod
Expected arrival of the last to the destination: 16:59 to 17:24

Favorites to win the 2nd stage:

Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma)
Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal)
Dylan Groenewegen (BikeExchange-Jayco)
Fabio Jakobsen (Quick Step-Alpha Vinyl)
Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segaredo)
Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix)

Peter Sagan’s chances

Peter Sagan did not take unnecessary risks in the time trial on the wet track. In the second stage, it will be about skillful positional riding, and we know that Peter is one of the best in the cycling world. He will certainly be helped by his teammates throughout the day, and Anthony Turgis or former stage winner and quality sprinter Edvald Boasson Hagen could be with him at the end. He doesn’t have the speed of Ewan, Jakobsen or Van Aert, but thanks to the wind anything can happen. It can be expected that Peter will score another Top 10 finish and a podium is certainly not unrealistic.

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Profile 2. etapy Tour de France 2022.

Source: ASO

The second stage brings the first opportunity for the sprinters. We can expect a relatively calm course until the moment it starts to blow. The three Category 4 climbs in the first half of the stage will host a breakout race for who will wear the polka dot jersey. Great activity is expected especially from the teams that start on the wild card.

On the route from Roskilde to Nyborg, the battle for the green jersey will begin in full swing. The speed premium is at 126.9 km and the biggest portion of the points should be swallowed by the breakaway, but the peloton will definitely be sprinting for the remaining points. After the premium, everything will be focused on the preparation of mass delivery.

Cyclists will reach their destination Nyborg via an 18-kilometer bridge, where everyone will be very careful. The ghost is the wind and the division of the peloton on it. Not only all sprint teams will push forward, but also those with fighters for the overall standings. It’s the start of the Tour, everyone is full of energy and in every way the race is open.

The last three kilometers will already take place on land. After the descent from the bridge, there will be two corners, but the sprint trains will get an opportunity to consolidate on the long straight. At its end, there will be a sharp left turn and the final kilometer is without technical pitfalls.

Fabio Jakobsen (Quick Step-Alpha Vinyl) should have the best sprint train. His last man will be the best lead-out man in the peloton, Michael Morkov, who in his career prepared winning positions for Cavendish, Viviani and Sam Bennett.

Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal), Dylan Groenewegen (BikeExchange-Jayco) and Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix) also came to the Tour hungry for victories. Danish cyclist Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) is one of the more powerful sprinters with the ability to ride classics and time trials perfectly, but he is riding in his home country and has a huge motivation to win in front of his fans.

Wout Van Aert will also go to the end. He missed out on the yellow jersey quite unexpectedly yesterday when he was surprised by Yves Lampaert, but thanks to the win and the bonus seconds (10 seconds for 1st place) he would go in yellow and take the first step in his mission to win the points competition. Even second place (6 bonus seconds) will be enough for him to take the yellow jersey.

Premiums on the route:

Mountain premium (4): 62 km – Côte d’Asnæs Indelukke
length: 1.1 km; slope: 5.4%
points for the climbers’ competition: 1

Mountain premium (4): 72.5 km – Côte d’Høve Stræde
length: 0.8 km; slope: 6%
points for the climbers’ competition: 1

Mountain premium (4): 84 km – Côte de Kårup Strandbakke
length: 1.3 km; slope: 5.8%
points for the climbers’ competition: 1

Sprint premium (S): 126.9 – Kalundborg
points for sprinter competition: 20-17-15-13-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

The goal: 202.2 km – Nyborg
points for sprinter competition: 50-30-20-18-16-14-12-10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2
bonus seconds: 10-6-4

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Mapa 2. etapy Tour de France 2022.

Source: ASO

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