Excursion de France debutant Mathieu Van der Poel took the race leader’s yellow jacket with a win in the 2nd phase on Sunday.
Van der Poel, grand son of Excursion wonderful Raymond Poulidor, struck in the sharp climb causing the goal at Mur de Bretagne to go down globe champ Julian Alaphilippe, that had actually led after the initial stage.
Van der Poel secured his initial phase win in advance of in 2014″ s promote Tadej Pogacar, with Primoz Roglic finishing the platform.
Many thanks to the moment incentive, Van der Poel leads the basic category. He is 8 secs in advance of Alaphilippe with Pogacar in 3rd location, 13 secs off the rate.
The peloton will certainly stay in Brittany for Monday’s Phase 3, a level trip in between Lorient and also Pontivy which is custom-made for sprinters.