Tour de France 2021 today, stage 2: profile and route

Alaphilippe aspires to repeat his triumph at the Wall of Brittany, this time dressed in yellow. Valverde, Roglic or Pogacar, other candidates to win.


The Brittany Wall, the region's Alpe d'Huez, as local fans call it, is being climbed for the fourth time on the Tour today. In the first, in 2011, Cadel Evans beat an Alberto Contador who had been ahead of the celebration. In 2015 Alexis Vuillermoz won and in 2018, Daniel Martin. As a curiosity, Alejandro Valverde holds the record for the ascent, two kilometers at 6.9%, with a time of 3:49, established in 2018. "That I am the best? I didn't even know, I'll look at those data more. Now I hope they don't get over me, "confesses the Murcian with his usual spontaneity, who was burned on the arm by the last montonera road to Landerneau.

The Murcian should today become one of the rivals of Julian Alaphilippe, who wants another win, this time dressed in yellow: "I'm excited to win again, it would be a dream to achieve it this time with the leader's jersey." Roglic, despite riding Vingegaard's bike, showed his cards when he finished third at Landerneau: "I would have preferred that my teammates did not suffer mishaps, but I ended up happy with my performance." Pogacar already knows that his compatriot will attack him whenever he can: "After a very difficult start, I hope we live a day a little less tense, although the Wall of Britain will mean another good test" .

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