Tour de France

Stage 2) Brussel – Brussel

FR France, Sunday 07 July 2019
27.6 km

Tour de France: Deceuninck – Quick-Step notch up first top 3 finish

Tour de France: Deceuninck – Quick-Step notch up first top 3 finish

For the sixth time in the past decade, the Tour de France scheduled an early team time trial, on a fast and slightly undulating 27.6km-long course around Brussels. Riding on their new and lighter Specialized Shiv bikes, the Deceuninck – Quick-Step riders were among the last to leave the start house and put in a huge effort, flying over the route at a whooping average speed of 56.519km/h.

Not even the technical finale in the shadow of the Atomium – the breathtaking structure built for the 1958 World Expo – could stop the Wolfpack from clocking one of the day’s best times, 29:18, which put us in third place at the end of the stage – the squad’s first podium at the current Tour de France edition.

Sunday’s result helped Elia Viviani remain the team’s best placed rider in the overall standings, where he now lies in tenth position, but more importantly, elevated race debutant Enric Mas and helped him gain nearly one minute on many of the riders who are gunning for a strong GC result.

“We did a good time trial. Ok, we lost Michael and Max quite early, but the other riders covered them and rode as a compact unit, keeping the speed high and giving their all out there”, sports director Tom Steels said. “We would have loved to win today, but considering everything, third isn’t a bad result, especially as we protected Enric and helped him move up in the ranking, alongside Julian.”

 

Photo credit: ©Justin Setterfield/ Getty Images

Race details

1 Mike Teunissen
Team Jumbo-Visma
4:51:34
2 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
0:10
3 Steven Kruijswijk
Team Jumbo-Visma
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4 Tony Martin
Team Jumbo-Visma
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5 George Bennett
Team Jumbo-Visma
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6 Gianni Moscon
Team INEOS
0:30
7 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
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8 Geraint Thomas
Team INEOS
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9 Dylan van Baarle
Team INEOS
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10 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:31
11 Julian Alaphilippe
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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12 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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13 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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14 Yves Lampaert
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:33
160 Maximiliano Richeze Araquistain
Deceuninck - Quick Step
3:36
165 Michael Mørkøv Christensen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
4:33
172 Dries Devenyns
Deceuninck - Quick Step
5:31
1 Mike Teunissen
Team Jumbo-Visma
50 pt
2 Peter Sagan
BORA - hansgrohe
50 pt
3 Sonny Colbrelli
Bahrain Merida
33 pt
4 Michael Matthews
Team Sunweb
27 pt
5 Matteo Trentin
Mitchelton-Scott
23 pt
6 Greg Van Avermaet
CCC Team
21 pt
7 Caleb Ewan
Lotto Soudal
20 pt
8 Giacomo Nizzolo
Team Dimension Data
18 pt
9 Oliver Naesen
AG2R La Mondiale
10 pt
10 Lukas Pöstlberger
BORA - hansgrohe
10 pt
12 Elia Viviani
Deceuninck - Quick Step
8 pt
1 Wout van Aert
Team Jumbo-Visma
4:51:44
2 Gianni Moscon
Team INEOS
0:20
3 Egan Bernal Gómez
Team INEOS
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4 Kasper Asgreen
Deceuninck - Quick Step
0:21
5 Enric Mas Nicolau
Deceuninck - Quick Step
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6 Nils Politt
Team Katusha Alpecin
0:26
7 Lennard Kämna
Team Sunweb
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8 Mads Würtz Schmidt
Team Katusha Alpecin
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9 Søren Kragh Andersen
Team Sunweb
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10 David Gaudu
Groupama - FDJ
0:32
1 Greg Van Avermaet
CCC Team
2 pt
2 Xandro Meurisse
Wanty - Gobert Cycling Team
2 pt
1 Team Jumbo-Visma 15:04:09
2 Team INEOS 1:20
3 Deceuninck - Quick Step 1:24
4 Team Sunweb 1:44
5 Team Katusha Alpecin ,,
6 EF Education First 1:52
7 CCC Team 2:04
8 Groupama - FDJ 2:08
9 Bahrain Merida 2:24
10 Mitchelton-Scott 2:44

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