You might think it's scripted as the story is beautiful.
One day after Fabio Jakobsen's sprint victory, Dylan Groenewegen won narrowly ahead of Wout Van Aert on the 3rd stage of the Tour de France, thus reconciling the Netherlands around two riders who had torn three years earlier.
Remember: in 2019, Groenewegen, then a Jumbo-Visma rider, sent Jakobsen into the barriers at the top of a downhill sprint.
At 80 km/h, the damage is severe.
The Quick-Step sprinter will be plunged into an artificial coma, his executioner suspended for nine months.
Back at his best, Dylan Groenewegen is happy to have been able to succeed his compatriot, as he said on the microphone of France 2. "After everything that happened, it's great that Fabio was able to win yesterday.
I congratulate him, because that means he's super strong mentally, I'm super happy for him.
Today it's me who wins, for the Dutch who watch the Tour it's great.
Wout Van Aert again 2nd
The other joke of the day comes to us from Wout Van Aert, who seems to have subscribed to a subscription for 2nd places.
“It's my third 2nd place, so there's a bit of disappointment (laughs).
I am really disappointed for this second place.
But happy for the yellow jersey, he is beautiful.
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