Tour de France 2019: Mike Teunissen goes into the yellow jersey
Professional cyclist Mike Teunissen has won the first leg of the 106th Tour de France. The 26-year-old Dutchman from Team Jumbo-Visma drove for the first time in the yellow jersey. In the final sprint he had a very thin lead over Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) from Slovakia and the Australian Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal).
Teunissen was actually intended as an assistant for sprinter Dylan Groenewegen, but was involved about 700 meters from the finish in the first major fall of the tour. The German time trial specialist Tony Martin (Jumbo-Visma) was involved in the fall in the final phase, but reached the finish with the peloton.
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Jakob Fuglsang crashed about 20 kilometers from the finish, one of the favorites for the overall classification this year. With a torn shirt and blood on his face and knee, the Astana captain climbed back onto his bike. He was still able to catch up to the field and finished the first leg of the 106th Tour without a major loss of time.
After the first day, the Belgian Greg van Avermaet (CCC) wears the mountain jersey. Although Sagan did not win the stage victory, he drove into the green jersey of the best sprinter because he had already won a mountain classification on the stage.