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Live Reporting

By Steve Sutcliffe

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    Right that's my stint done for the day. Thanks for joining me.

    Our report from the second stage of the Tour de France is building here.

    And Gareth Rhys Owen, Rob Hayles and Simon Brotherton tackle everything Tour related on Radio 5 Live's BeSpoke podcast each day. You can listen to that here.

  2. 'We were flying'

    Tour de France leader Mike Teunissen, of Team Jumbo Visma

    Jumbo-Visma rider and Tour de France leader Mike Teunissen speaking to ITV 4:

    "It was really hard because of the crash of Dylan [Groenewegen] he could not give his all. We had a tactic to do it without George [Bennett] because he’s just too small.

    The other guys were strong, and everyone kept the pace, we heard we were fastest and it gave us so much morale.

    "We were flying anyway from the yellow jersey. It’s unbelievable, it’s not that I’m getting used to winning stages in the Tour de France but that’s two out of two now.

    "It was a really big goal for us. It’s unbelievable and I can only thank everyone in the team for all their hard work. This one is for them."

  3. Stage two results

    Here are the scores on the doors at the end of the second stage.

    1. Jumbo-Visma 28mins 57 secs

    2. Ineos +20 secs

    3. Deceuninck-Quick Step +21 secs

    4. Sunweb +26 secs

    5. Katusha-Alpecin Same time

    6. EF Education First +28secs

    7. CCC +31secs

    8. Groupama-FDJ +32secs

    9. Bahrain-Merida +36secs

    10. Astana +41secs

  4. 'It’s a stressful day for all the teams'

    Adam Yates and his Mitchelton-Scott team in the team time trial

    Mitchelton-Scott rider Adam Yates speaking to ITV 4: "It was tough out there. We’ve got strong guys who were pulling some big turns.

    "I’m not sure on all the splits yet and when I get back to the bus and have a look we can take it from there. It’s still early in the race but as a team we can be happy with that. It’s a stressful day for all the teams.

    "It’s not easy getting eight guys coordinated and ready to go."

  5. Ineos wait continues

    So the wait for Ineos to win a team time trial at the Tour continues.

    Jumbo-Visma have absolutely obliterated the field there and Dutchman Mike Teunissen extends his lead in the GC classification, over some fairly big names.

  6. Jumbo-Visma win team time trial

    Mike Teunissen is back in yellow on stage three.

    The Dutch team had oodles of time to spare there. Well 20 seconds. Not sure I've seen the team that has gone off first beaten by the team that set off last before.

    Jumbo-Visma riders in the team time trial
  7. Post update

    Steven Kruijswijk's face is etched with pain as he leads his Jumbo-Visma squad down the final few hundred metres.

    They got about a minute to covers the last 600 metres. This is in the bag.

  8. Get Involved


    Finish line at stage two
  9. Post update

    Jumbo-Visma are down to five riders but they are absolutely flying through the final kilometres.

    It's time to bite your nails if you're an Ineos rider.

  10. Jumbo-Visma's blistering pace

    Some bad news for the chaps at Ineos. Jumbo-Visma have scorched through the first time check in first place, 14 seconds quicker.

  11. Nibali in good shape

    Vincenzo Nibali crashed on Alpe d’Huez in 2018 but he looks in decent shape so far this time around.

    His Bahrain-Merida rock one of the best race uniforms around and their train of gold helmets and striking red and blue have just powered through the line 16 seconds down on the Ineos time.

    Nibali the most successful Grand Tour rider in this year’s Tour de France, having won all three Grand Tours and the Tour de France in 2014, looks pretty pleased with that effort, cutting a smile amid some heavy breathing.

    They've got the sixth best provisional time.

  12. Post update

    Now here come Mitchelton Scott and Adam Yates.

    Have they brought it back after dropping off the pace by 18 seconds at the second checkpoint?

    No. Yates is going to lose 21 seconds to his GC rivals Geraint Thomas and Egan Bernal and plus around 10 seconds to Thibaut Pinot.

  13. The maillot jaune on the road

    Mike Teunissen and the Jumbo-Visma boys are out on the road.

  14. Post update

    Lotto-Soudal are looking pretty ragged as they reach the finish line.

    Their original eight-man line-up has been cut in half and Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan, is absent as they reach the finish line.

    His white jersey is probably going to disappear as well.

    Lotto Soudal riders reach the line
  15. Porte loses time

    Remember when Richie Porte was key domestique for Chris Froome in the Tour de France?

    Well the 34-year-old Australian is now giving everything he's got for Trek-Segafredo but they've finished well down the pecking order today, some 58 seconds adrift of the leading Ineos team.

    Losing almost a minute of general classification time at this stage, will definitely not have been Porte's idea of fun.