On July 4, 1994, Danny van Poppel was eleven months old when his father Jean-Paul threw his bike on the finishing line of stage 2 at the Tour de France in Boulogne-sur-Mer to outsprint a German superstar from Gera who was on his right hand side: Olaf Ludwig. In an absolute replica, the rider from Team Sky timed his final rush at perfection, also in the centre of the road in Sandnessjøen, to beat another German superstar from Gera who was on his right hand side: John Degenkolb. The winner...
"It was really tight. I wasn't sure if I had won but I'm really happy. My team did a great job. I knew it was a hard sprint. It was also a long day on the bike. Normally I'm behind riders like Degenkolb, Kristoff and Démare, but I was first today and it makes me very happy to beat someone like John Degenkolb. I was on his wheel. I came over him. I felt that I was a little bit faster. My feeling was that I won but I didn't want to celebrate without being sure that I was the winner. It's a...
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ARN2016 - 12/08/2016 - Etape 2 - Mo I Rana / Sandnessjøen (198.5km) - Norvege - le sprint final, victoire de VAN POPPEL Danny, TEAM SKY devant DEGENKOLB John, TEAM GIANT-ALPECIN © ARN/P.Ballet
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