The Dutch team Vacansoleil-DCM is the first to lead the team standings at the end of a stage that Juan Antonio Flecha helped to animate. The Spaniard was part of the five-man break that lasted for 175km but it was the performance of the youngest rider in the race, 19-year-old Danny van Poppel – who finished third in the stage – that helped elevate the team his father is a directeur sportif of to first in the rankings. Kris Boeckmans was 10th while the 27th place from Sergey Lagutin helped Vacansoleil finish ahead of Orica-GreenEdge and Lotto-Belisol with the latter teams both affected by crashes that eliminated their sprinters Matt Goss and André Greipel, respectively.
Vacansoleil the leading team...
Jersey wearers after the stage 21
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These five riders have won sprint stages of the 100th Tour de France. Of these five, who do you think will win in Paris?
- Marcel Kittel14.93%
- Simon Gerrans1.08%
- Mark Cavendish54.21%
- André Greipel5.5%
- Peter Sagan24.28%