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Summary

  1. Peter Sagan wins sprint finish to take yellow jersey
  2. Fernando Gaviria held up in late crash
  3. Chris Froome finishes in peloton
  4. Stage two: Mouilleron-Saint-Germain to La Roche-sur-Yon
  5. BBC Radio 5 live commentary - online only from 15:00 BST
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By Jack Skelton

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  1. Farewell

    Yet another frantic day in France in the end. Peter Sagan seems to always find a way through the chaos though - the world champions adding to his extensive jersey collection by seizing yellow and green today with the stage win.

    The report of stage two is here.

    Look out for our Bespoke podcast later and download previous episodes here.

    And Mark Cavendish's stage-by-stage guide for BBC Sport is here.

    Join me tomorrow for stage three - a team time trial that should have significant implications for the general classification.

    Adieu!

  2. Cavendish reflects on missing out

    Dimesion Data's Mark Cavendish speaking on ITV4: "Because of the crashes yesterday everybody wanted to be ahead today.

    "It's a common misconception is that a sprint day is an easy day. There’s more stress in sprint days because everyone is there (sprinters and general classification riders).

    "In the mountains it sorts itself out.

    "On sprint days you just get constant battles and that makes it more stressful and your energy goes because of mental fatigue. and that’s when accidents happen.

    "Thankfully all my guys came away fine.

    "I felt better today and I'll keep trying."

  3. Post update

    Team Sky's Geraint Thomas, speaking on ITV4: "We were just in a good position at the front and nobody went for the bonus time sprint. Philippe Gilbert got the two seconds and then I thought I might as well if no one else was going to do it.

    "It didn't take much effort and I thought why not take an extra second.

    "We're trying to ride well as a team and stay as close to the front as possible but everyone is trying to do the same so it's tough. We're communicating well and riding well, the guys are doing well for me and Chris Froome.

    "We'll try to get the stage win first in tomorrow's team time trial and then if we do end up in yellow that would be a nice bonus."

  4. Post update

    The peloton were swinging around a tight right-hand bend inside the final 2km when one rider lost control of his front wheel and went down, bringing several riders with him.

    One of those riders was yellow jersey Fernando Gaviria, his chances of a second straight stage win scuppered after his Quick-Step team rode on the front all day.

    Mark Cavendish was also caught behind, while Marcel Kittel was already out of contention after a late puncture.

    So it was left to Peter Sagan to surge to the stage victory, also claiming the yellow jersey and green jersey in the process.

  5. Post update

    Amazingly, Lawson Craddock made it to the finish again. The American Education First rider is racing with a broken shoulder blade after a heavy crash yesterday.

    The Tour de France did see its first two abandonments today though - Ethiopia's Tsgabu Grmay pulled out with severe abdominal pain, while Spain's Luis Leon Sanchez withdrew after crashing heavily on his left side.

    Lawson Craddock
  6. Top 10 on GC

    1. Peter Sagan (Svk/Bora-Hansgrohe) 8hrs 29mins 53secs
    2. Fernando Gaviria (Col/Quick-Step Floors) +6secs
    3. Sonny Colbrelli (Ita/Bahrain-Merida) +10secs
    4. Marcel Kittel (Ger/Katusha-Alpecin) +12secs
    5. Sylvain Chavanel (Fra/Direct Energie) +13secs
    6. Philippe Gilbert (Bel/Quick-Step Floors) +14secs
    7. Geraint Thomas (GB/Team Sky) +15secs
    8. Oliver Naesen (Bel/AG2R La Mondiale) same time
    9. Alexander Kristoff (Nor/UAE Team Emirates) +16secs
    10. John Degenkolb (Ger/Trek-Segafredo) same time
  7. Post update

    Sagan reckons he's only got the yellow jersey for one day because Bora are expected to lose time to other squad on tomorrow's team time trial.

  8. Post update

    Stage two winner Peter Sagan: "I'm really happy for today. I have to say a big thanks to all my team-mates because they were at the front for the last 30km. In the end I expected something more easy but it was really tough - the finish was up, down, left and right.

    "Demare started with Degenkolb and I tried to overtake them and I was lucky that Colbrelli didn't jump me.

    "I have the yellow jersey but just for one day - but that's pretty cool, I'm happy with that.

    "I have a lot of friends here and my father is here today. It's very nice to thank them and this victory is also for my son."

  9. Smith takes polka dot jersey

    Dion Smith nabbed the single king of the mountains point on offer today, taking him level with Kevin Ledanois in the polka dot jersey competition.

    However, as Smith is ahead of Ledanois on general classification, the Kiwi takes the jersey from the Frenchman.

  10. Top 10 on stage two

    1. Peter Sagan
    2. Sonny Colbrelli
    3. Arnaud Demare
    4. Andre Greipel
    5. Alexander Kristoff
    6. Timothy Dupont
    7. Alejandro Valverde
    8. Andrea Pasqualon
    9. John Degenkolb
    10. Philippe Gilbert
  11. Post update

    Will we see a protest from John Degenkolb and his Trek-Segafredo team?

    The German was incensed by how Peter Sagan came round him, feeling the world champion had nudged him off his racing line.

  12. BreakingSagan takes yellow jersey

    Race radio has just confirmed that Peter Sagan has taken the yellow jersey from Fernando Gaviria with that victory.

  13. Post update

    Rob Hayles

    Ex-GB cyclist on BBC Radio 5 live, in France

    This shows how much luck can play. We saw Fernando Gaviria was in a good position with his team-mates around him but nobody could do anything about that crash.

    Peter Sagan
  14. Post update

    With that crash happening inside the final 3km, none of the riders caught up in it or behind it will lose time.

    The remnants of the peloton continue to roll over the line in various groups.

    Yellow jersey Fernando Gaviria crosses the line, shaking his head.

  15. BreakingSagan wins stage two

    World champion Peter Sagan takes it!

    Arnaud Demare went first and Sagan had to barge his way through to get on the wheel, with John Degenkolb not happy.

    But once Sagan got free, he surged up to and past Demare, holding his advantage to the line over Italian Sonny Colbrelli.

    That's a ninth Tour de France stage victory for the super Slovak.

  16. 200m to go

    Arnaud Demare is there too and takes up the sprint. He's got Peter Sagan on his wheel though.

    Sonny Colbrelli is having a go too.

  17. 1km to go

    Under the flamme rouge, Peter Sagan has to be the heavy favourite here.

    Mark Cavendish must have been caught behind that crash.

  18. 1.5km to go

    Philippe Gilbert is laying it down to the front, perhaps not realising that his team-mate Fernando Gaviria is down behind,

    Peter Sagan is still there though as is Alexander Kristoff.

  19. Gaviria crash

    A testing right-hander and there's a big crash!

    Yellow jersey Fernando Gaviria is down and out of contention.

    A small group surge on to the finish.

  20. 2km to go

    Yves Lampaert is absolutely burying himself on the front and now swings off.

    But Quick-Step are knocked off the front and Lotto Soudal come to the fore.