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Tour de France stage 2 Live – Punchy battle to Bologna on San Luca double ascent

Team DSM-Firmenich PostNL team's French rider Romain Bardet cycles to the finish line ahead of Team DSM-Firmenich PostNL team's Belgian rider Frank Van Den Broek (L) to win the 1st stage of the 111th edition of the Tour de France cycling race, 206 km between Florence and Rimini, in Italy, on June 29, 2024. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP)


It’s team presentation and sign-on time in Cesenatico for the second stage, with temperatures still upwards of 30 degrees but not quite as bad as the scorcher there was had on stage 1.

Make sure to follow CN’s Instagram to get an inside view of the race from our great team on the ground. Here’s Mark Cavendish arriving back at the team bus after a hellish first stage.

After a huge day 1, DSM-Firmenich PostNL will have the pleasure of donning two of the classification jerseys at the Tour (despite leading in three). Bardet in yellow, for the first time in his career, and neo pro Van Den Broek in the green points jersey.

If you somehow missed what was a magical opening day at the Tour de France yesterday, catch up with our race report. We may not get a better winners picture in the next three weeks:

We’re into Marco Pantani territory today as the Tour de France honours the roads of the controversial Il Pirata, 26 years after he completed the elusive Giro-Tour double.

Bonjour and welcome to Cyclingnews’ live coverage of stage 2 of the Tour de France!

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