The Tour de France began Friday afternoon in Copenhagen with a 13.2 kilometer time trial, the first of 21 stages in the world's most famous race.
Winner for the past two years, the Slovenian Tadej Pogacar is favorite to succeed him.
Until Sunday July 3, the Danish public expressed their fervor for the bicycle.
A festive weekend however overshadowed by the terrible shooting which left three dead in Copenhagen.
The Tour de France, followed by several teams and riders, expressed Sunday "its compassion" to "all the Danish people" following the fatal shooting that occurred 48 hours after the opening time trial of its 2022 edition, which was held in the capital of Denmark.
Heat, idleness, siesta and Tour de France... That's it, the month of July has begun!
After the Frenchman Jérémy Lecroq, the first to set off at 4:00 p.m. on a road wet by a downpour, the 175 other runners left from minute to minute in front of a huge audience.
Belgian Yves Lampaert (Quick-Step) won the opening time trial of the Tour de France
in the streets of Copenhagen, and donned the first yellow jersey of the 109th edition.
The second of the stage Wout Van Aert (Jumbo Visma): “I'm obviously disappointed.
It's frustrating but with the bonuses, it is possible to take the yellow jersey in the next few days.
There was a possibility today.
That's a shame !
Leaving the next day in green, he will indeed arrive in yellow.
The second stage of the Tour de France started from Roskilde to arrive in Nyborg with a route of 202.5 km.
And the spectators were boiling hot!
And sometimes a little in the “cliché”…
In Denmark, we know how to appreciate the quality car!
On the race side, the Belgian Wout van Aert (Jumbo), second at the finish, put on the leader's yellow jersey at the end of this stage slowed down by the headwind on the Great Belt strait, between sky and sea.
He dispossessed Belgian Yves Lampaert (Quick-Step) of the leader's jersey, delayed by a fall at the start of the last twenty kilometers but then quickly returned to the peloton.
First bunch sprint and victory for Fabio Jakobsen.
The Dutchman won the second stage of the Tour de France on Saturday in Nyborg, after crossing the large bridge that connects two of Denmark's large islands.
The next day, the third stage of the Tour de France started from Vejle to arrive in Sonderborg with a course of 182 km.
A sprint was expected on Sunday for the third and final Danish day of the Tour de France.
The Dane Magnus Cort Nielsen of the EF Education-EasyPost team was able to parade in his country with the red weight jersey of best climber!
And it was the Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen (BikeExchange) who narrowly won the sprint of the third stage of the Tour de France, Sunday, during the last Danish day, in front of a crowd of spectators.
Tour de France 2022