Good afternoon! This is our live blog for the second stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné 2020. Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) starts today in the yellow jersey.

  • Dauphiné
  • Second ride
  • Riders on the go
  • Yellow jersey: Van Aert
  • Finish around 4:30 PM

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Another 17.5 km  - The front runners have started on the Col de Porte, today's final climb. The road rises an average of 6.2 percent for the riders, who have to conquer 1,328 vertical meters. The last kilometers are the toughest part of the col.

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20 km to go  - The nervousness increases in the peloton with just under three kilometers to go to the Col de Porte, the tough final climb of the day. Jumbo-Visma, Bahrain-McLaren and BORA-hansgrohe fight for the front positions in the large group.

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Another 23 km Fall! An ugly fall in the peloton at the foot of the Col de Porte. EF Education First's Sergio Higuita crashes on a traffic island and takes dozens of riders into his fall.

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An image that betrays team spirit and sacrifice. Wout van Aert, the classification leader and the big man of the cycling peloton at the moment, chases the two leaders, Schär and Armirail on behalf of Jumbo-Visma. In terms of division of labor it seems to be a good place in the Dutch star ensemble.

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Another 36 km  - The two front runners Schär and Armirail reach the top of the Côte Maillet and descend on their way to the final climb, the Col de Porte, which is 17.5 kilometers long. The peloton follows at 1.25.

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39 km to go  - Now that the peloton is slowly increasing the pace on the Côte Maillet, the leading group is also kicking faster in order to survive longer at the front. And that leads to a lot of losers. Two leaders remain, Michael Schär (Astana) and Bruno Armirail (Groupama-FDJ). They have 1.36 on the peloton.

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Another 41.5 km -  A striking image at the front of the peloton. Wout van Aert, the classification leader of Jumbo-Visma, sacrifices himself for the classification riders in his team. So it seems that after today we have a new man in the yellow jersey.

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Another 45 km  - Led by Jumbo-Visma, already known in the cycling world by the nickname 'The Killer Bees', the peloton has started the penultimate climb of the day, the Côte Maillet, a col of the first category. The climb is 6.2 kilometers long and has an average gradient of 8. Quite a executioner, so. The eight front runners are still more than two minutes ahead of the large group.

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The lead of the leading group increases slightly and is now more than three minutes. It is actually a matter of waiting for the final, because the spectacle is expected on the final climb.

L'écart entre le peloton et l'échappée est de 3 minutes. Il reste 70km à parcourir. #AllezTotalDirectEnergy # Dauphiné

AvatarAvatar AuthorTeam Total Direct EnergieMoment of places14: 41 - August 13, 2020

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Another 85 km -  Jumbo-Visma ensures that the lead of the eight leaders does not become too big. The leading group now has a margin of 2.55 minutes.

🏁85km8️⃣🚴🏻‍♂️ <2'55 '' <🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️🚴🏻‍♂️Le peloton passe au sommet de la côte de Viriville avec un retard de 2'55 ". The peloton is 2'55" late atop the Côte de Viriville. # Dauphiné

AvatarAvatar Author Critérium du Dauphiné Moment of places 14: 23 - 13 August 2020

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Kasper Asgreen is the fastest in the intermediate sprint. The Dane is the first to pass the measuring point and is slightly faster than fellow refugees Armirail and Soupe. The leading group now takes almost three minutes on the peloton, where Jumbo-Visma still sets the pace.

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Jumbo-Visma rider Wout van Aert is wearing the yellow jersey. Will he manage to maintain the lead in the Dauphiné standings today?

  • Yes
  • No

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The Jumbo-Visma train is at the head of the peloton. The team of yellow jersey wearer Wout van Aert tries to keep the gap with the leading group under control. At the moment the difference is still 2.30 minutes. Still 108 km to go.

L'équipe @JumboVismaRoad encadre le Maillot Jaune @WoutvanAert et impose le rythme en tête de peloton. @JumboVismaRoad sets the pace at the front of the peloton. # Dauphiné

AvatarAvatar Author Critérium du Dauphiné Moment of places 13: 51 - August 13, 2020

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Another 116 km - The leading group takes 2.30 minutes on the peloton. That means that Fabien Doubey (Circus-Wanty Gober) is currently virtually in the yellow jersey. The Frenchman finished yesterday at 2.25 minutes behind stage winner Wout van Aert.

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The leading group in the picture. Schär is the wearer of the polka-dot jersey and hopes to strengthen its leadership.

8️⃣ hommes à l'avant, dont le maillot à pois Michael Schär. 8️⃣ riders in the breakaway, including Michael Schär and his polka dot jersey. 🇫🇷 @ BrunoArmirail🇩🇰 @ k_asgreen🇩🇪 @ JashaStterlin🇦🇺 @ ben_oconnor95🇫🇷 @ CousinJerom 🇫🇷 @ GeoffSoupe🇨🇭 @ michaelschaer🇫🇷 @ FabienDoubey # Dauphiné

AvatarAvatar Author Critérium du Dauphiné Moment of places 13: 32 - 13 August 2020

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Another 120 km -  The eight leaders (Armirail, Asgreen, Soupe, O'Connor, Schär, Cousin, Sütterlin, Doubey) already have a 2.30-minute lead on the peloton.

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Right after the starting shot we have a leading group:

  • Kasper Asgreen (Quick-Step)
  • Geoffrey Soupe (Cofidis)
  • Ben O'Connor (NTT)
  • Michael Schär (CCC)
  • Jerome Cousin (Total Direct Energy)
  • Jasha Sütterlin (Movistar)
  • Fabian Doubey (Circus-Wanty Gober)
  • Bruno Armirail (Groupama-FDJ)

So no Dutchman on the run for the time being.

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And the starting gun sounds!  The peloton is on its way for the second stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné.

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The riders are on their bikes and on their way. Now we have to wait for the start of the second stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné.

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The organization often collects the masks of all riders before the start. # dauphine2020

AvatarAvatar Author Daan de Ridder Moment of places 12: 48 - August 13, 2020

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Richie Porte (Trek-Segafredo) is looking forward to the second stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné and is impressed by the performance of Van Aert and his teammates. "Jumbo-Visma is, just like INEOS, very strong. Still, I think today it will not only be between the riders of those two teams. There are many good climbers here."

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The man in yellow is ready!

🇫🇷 # DauphinéYellow suits you Wout! 🖤💛 @WoutvanAert

AvatarAvatar Author Team Jumbo-Visma cycling Moment of places 12: 38 - August 13, 2020

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Today the second stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné is on the program. Our reporter Daan de Ridder is present at the start in Vienne, where even some audience is present. The starting gun will sound around 12.50 pm. The stage can be followed here in our live blog.

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Today a beautiful day in the Critérium du Dauphiné. The stage leads from Vienne to the Col de Porte. Yellow jersey wearer Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) awaits a difficult day, given the final climb on the program. The Col de Porte is 17.5 kilometers long. The average gradient of the climb is slightly above 6. Climbing, so!

Cycling · 5 hours ago

Terpstra returns to the peloton after two months
Niki Terpstra makes his comeback in competition exactly two months after his heavy crash during training. The 36-year-old rider of Total Direct Energie will start on Sunday in the Tour of Wallonia. Terpstra broke his collarbone and some ribs in a crash in June and suffered a collapsed lung and a concussion. He was allowed to leave the hospital after five days.

European Cycling Championships 6 hours ago

The selections for the European Cycling Championship (road race) are therefore known. Mathieu van der Poel is the leader among the men; he receives support from his brother David, among others. All the big names are on the starting list for the women: Amy Pieters defends her title, but Anna van der Breggen, Annemiek van Vleuten, Marianne Vos and Chantal Blaak can also be called favorites.

European Cycling Championships 6 hours ago

Selection European Cycling Championships
The KNWU announces the selection for the European Cycling Championships, from 24 to 28 August in Plouay, France:

Men:
Mathieu van der Poel, David van der Poel, Oscar Riesebeek, Sebastiaan Langeveld, Julius van den Berg, Pieter Weening, Koen de Kort, Nick van der Lijke. Nobody takes part in the individual time trial.

Women:
Amy Pieters, Chantal Blaak, Ellen van Dijk, Anna van der Breggen, Annemiek van Vleuten, Marianne Vos, Demi Vollering, Lorena Wiebes. In addition, Van Dijk and Van der Breggen participate in the individual time trial.

Cycling 7 hours ago

Bennett enjoys a rare victory
George Bennett gave Jumbo-Visma another victory yesterday, after Wout van Aert in the Critérium du Dauphiné. The New Zealander wrote the Gran Piemonte to his name and he is very happy with that. "I ride in a team with the best riders in the world. This season there are only two days when I could ride for myself and then I return to my usual role as a servant. I knew I had to take this chance. Halfway through I already know that Wout had won the stage in the Dauphiné. Everyone is winning with us, so I wanted that too. "

Critérium du Dauphiné7 hours ago

Cycling already looks different than normal, but yesterday riders, fans and followers were introduced to the 'Tour de France bubble' for the first time at the first stage of the Dauphiné. And the rules are a bit stricter.

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This is the route for the second stage in the Dauphiné today. The riders get on their bikes around 12.50 pm and the finish is around 4.30 pm.

Criterium du Dauphine 2020 - Stage 2🚩 Vienne🏁 Col de Porte🚴🏻‍♂️ 132.5 Km Route: https://t.co/VsMZ09mRWm

AvatarAvatar Author La Flamme Rouge Moment of places 08: 10 - 13 August 2020

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