Tour de France - Stage 2 » Roskilde › Nyborg, 202.2km

Dani Martinez and Filippo Ganna were caught up in a late crash with 2.3 kilometres to go as stage two of the Tour de France ended in a nervy bunch sprint.

The Grenadiers had worked hard to stay well positioned and out of trouble on a day along the Danish coast, but the duo were left with nowhere to go as a rider crashed in front of them on the run-in.

Both riders were able to remount and cross the line, with the 3km rule ensuring no time was lost. Ganna remains fourth overall following Friday's time trial.

GC pair Geraint Thomas and Adam Yates were able to miss the crash and finish on the back of a reduced peloton in Nyborg. Fabio Jakobsen (Quick-Step-AlphaVinyl) won the sprint after a day of spectacular fan-lined scenes.

Yates and Thomas remain 13th and 18th respectively, with Martinez also holding position. 

The team were well placed for much of the day, hitting the front at key times with Jonathan Castroviejo and Tom Pidcock setting a tempo. This included the approach on the day's main obstacle, the exposed Great Belt Bridge.

Ganna and Martinez will be assessed and monitored by the team's medical staff following the stage.
Photo: A.S.O./Pauline Ballet

Photo: A.S.O./Pauline Ballet


- Geraint Thomas

"It was sketchy and stressful but I think we’ve definitely had worse. With the way the wind direction was everyone knew not a lot was going to happen, but it was still obviously a very nervous peloton with crashes and stuff. 
"We knew the wind direction on the bridge wasn’t too dangerous but everyone still wanted to be in front. The boys were really good looking after me, Yatesy and Dani. We were in a great position, it was just unfortunate at the end with Ganna and Dani in that crash."