In 2012, the Tour de France started with a prologue in Liège. Fabian Cancellara powered to the win, besting Bradley Wiggins by 6 seconds. In the 2nd stage of this year’s edition the most likely outcome in Liège is a bunch sprint.
Albeit the finish line is on Belgian soil, the major part of stage 2 is played out in Germany. Following the start in Düsseldorf the peloton sets out on a local round taking in the Grafenberg, which is a 1,4 kilometeres hill at 4.5%. After a last goodbye in Düsseldorf the riders head for Mönchengladbach – scene of the intermediate sprint – to cross the border to Belgium shortly after Aachen.
The finish is on the wide Boulevard de la Sauvenière in Liège.
The first three riders on the line take time bonuses at 10, 6 and 4 seconds.
Read also: results/race report 2nd stage 2017 Tour de France.
Tour de France 2017 stage 2: Route maps, height profiles, and more
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