The 2022 Tour de France began with a 13-kilometer time trial, which is more of a “prologue” and provided the first chance to take the overall lead and wear the yellow jersey at the 109th running of the race.
With a brief and flat time trial as the first stage of the 2022 Tour de France, Yves Lampaert (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) swept to victory. The Belgian finished the course in 15-17, and as a result, he will be wearing the yellow jersey for tomorrow’s second stage, a 202-kilometer race from Roskilde to Nyborg.
Due to his performance, Lampaert now also holds the lead in the points standings after winning the time trial with 20 points.
However, because there were no points available for the mountains classification, no rider will be sporting the green or polka-dot jersey on stage two. Although he surely has larger goals for the upcoming three weeks, Tadej Pogaar (UAE Team Emirates) will capture the young riders’ jersey for the second day thanks to his third-place result.
According to the 2022 Tour de France start list, the current leader Pogaar and his colleague Primo Rogli are the general classification riders to watch out for (Jumbo-Visma).
However, we’ll also be keeping an eye on Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers), the 2018 winner, who recently displayed his exceptional form at the Tour de Suisse, as well as Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma), Daniel Martnez (Ineos Grenadiers), and others.
Pre-race favorites Pogaar, Rogli, and Vingegaard are in the top ten on the overall standings after the first stage, thus the riders who are not represented will need to fight hard over the following stages to get back into contention.
Jumbo-Visma is the top team in other places. Nevertheless, as genuine racing begins, there is a good chance that this will change during the next few days.
We’ll keep a running commentary of the top riders in each category on this page, with updates following each stage.