the French Pierre Rolland and Cyril Barthe in the breakaway with a three-minute lead over the peloton

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2:22 p.m. : The four leading men, including the French Pierre Rolland and Cyril Barthe, have distanced themselves from the peloton: they are almost 3 minutes ahead of the rest of the riders, while the Dane Magnus Cort Nielsen crossed first the top of the Asnæs Indelukke Coast.

1:41 p.m. : 🏁160 km⏱ The 4 leaders have a 1’54” lead over the peloton⏱Les 4 leading men have a 1’54” lead over the peloton#TDF2022 https://t.co/bkHIOGNuFG

1:41 p.m. : This is the first breakaway of this Tour 2022: the French Pierre Rolland and Cyril Barthe (B&B Hotels), accompanied by Sven Erik Bystrøm and Magnus Cort Nielsen, are currently ahead in this second stage, but the gap remains relatively small with the peloton.

1:15 p.m. : 🙌 An incredible turnout this morning in Roskilde!🙌 An incredible audience this morning in Roskilde!#TDF2022 https://t.co/d6yVXJ58Mv

1:22 p.m. : Obviously, the Danes love cycling. Or the Tower. Both, maybe? For this second stage, the penultimate in this country before the riders’ departure for France, there are in any case a lot of people on the side of the roads.

1:18 p.m. : It is 1 p.m., here is an update on the news of this Saturday, July 2 at midday:

No less than 20% of flights have been canceled since 7 a.m. at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport, due to a social movement by unions. The situation is gradually improving.

• A magnitude 6 earthquake left five dead and 40 injured in a southern province of Iran.

The Tour riders set off from Roskilde, Denmark, to reach Nyborg. This is a flat stage which will end with the attraction of the Great Belt, a bridge of remarkable dimensions.

France’s Harmony Tan has instantly qualified for the knockout stages of Wimbledon, outclassing Britain’s Katie Boulter (6-1, 6-1) after a match of just 51 minutes. On the tricolor side, Alizé Cornet will face the cador Iga Swiatek at 4 p.m.

12:34 p.m. : Obviously, this beautiful stage can be followed live and in full on france.tv.

12:21 p.m. : The main attraction of this second stage of 202 km is the Great Belt, a massive bridge, located more than 250 meters high and 18 km long, at the end of the race. With such a long distance exposed to the wind, the peloton could be dismantled into several pieces if Eole blows three-quarters face. This promises us a Dantesque finale, scheduled for mid-afternoon.

(MADS CLAUS RASMUSSEN / RITZAU SCANPIX / AFP)

12:11 p.m. : Watch out for the wind! The stage is one for the sprinters on paper, but crosswinds could dampen the ambitions of some! The stage is on paper intended for sprinters, but the edges could well upset the ambitions of some! 🤔#TDF2022 https://t.co/DL7AYke8jK

12:12 p.m. : In terms of the stakes, it is above all a question for the favorites of not being trapped by the route of the stage, which the Belgian Yves Lampaert will contest with the yellow jersey on his shoulders. “What we want is for the Tour to get lost here”assured the director of the event, Christian Prudhomme.

12:06 : It’s time to tackle today’s stage, between Roskilde and Nyborg, in Denmark. Bridge of all dangers, risks of curbs, first sprint… We explain everything to you in this article, the day after the inaugural time trial in Copenhagen. Departure is set at 12:15 p.m.

(DR)

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