Jumbo Visma dominate Team Time Trial to Secure Yellow Jersey for Teunissen

Team Ineos in the hot seat all day until Teunissen's Jumbo Visma smashed their time by 20 seconds

Today's 27.6 km time trial around Brussels was a nerve racking day for the GC favorites and their teams.

Geriant Thomas's Team Ineos set off first, Thomas not looking to be suffering from yesterday's late crash in the final kilometres.

Team Ineos put in a fast time of 29m 18s and climbed into the hot seat.

They were there for a long time as Geriant Thomas and Egan Bernal watched their GC rivals lose time.

Vincenzo Nibali's Bahrain Merida finished in 9th place and lost just 15 seconds.

Jacob Fuglsang's Team Astana finished in 10th place and lost 20 seconds to Team Ineos.

Mitchelson Scott put in a poor peformance than expected, finishing outside the top 10 and lost 21 seconds to Team Ineos which doesn't fare well for Adam Yates.

Movistar lost the most time 45 seconds, a big disappointment with the team fielding three potential GC leaders including Quintana and Valverde.

Yellow jersey holder Mike Teunissen said live afterwards, "We heard that we were fastest, and we got so much morale – we already had a lot with this jersey on. We were flying, it was unbelievable. It's not that I'm getting used to winning stages at the Tour de France but it's two out of two now and it's really, really nice."

Jumbo Visma's rider Wout van Aert, Steven Kruijswijk and George Bennett have moved up into the top 10 overall, strong contenders for the overall race.

Likewise Team Ineos's Geraint Thomas and Egan Bernal are both in the top 10.

Mike Teunissen is holder of the Green and Yellow Jersey,  Greg Van Avermaet the Polka Dot climbers jersey and Wout Van Aert the White young riders jersey. 

Tomorrow's Stage 3 is a 214 km flat stage from Binche to Épernay, with some nasty kicks in the final 40km and an uphill ramp to the line, which should be one for the sprinters.

VIDEO: Stage 2 Highlights

2019 Tour de France Stage 2 Results

1 Jumbo-Visma 28:57
2 Team Ineos 29:18.00
3 Deceuninck-QuickStep 29:18.82
4 Team Sunweb 29:23
5 Katusha-Alpecin 29:24
6 EF Education First 29:25
7 CCC Team 29:28
8 Groupama-FDJ 29:29
9 Bahrain-Merida 29:33
10 Astana 29:38
11 Mitchelton-Scott 29:39
12 Bora-Hansgrohe 29:44
13 Cofidis 29:51
14 Dimension Data 29:52
15 Lotto Soudal 29:57
16 UAE Team Emirates 30:01
17 Movistar 30:02
18 Trek-Segafredo 30:15
19 AG2R La Mondiale 30:16
20 Total Direct Energie 30:39
21 Arkéa-Samsic 30:48
22 Wanty-Groupe Gobert 30:55

2019 Tour de France GC after Stage 2

1. Mike Teunissen (Ned) Jumbo-Visma, in 4-51-34
2. Wout van Aert (Bel) Jumbo-Visma, at 10 seconds
3. Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Jumbo-Visma
4. Tony Martin (Ger) Jumbo-Visma
5. George Bennett (NZl) Jumbo-Visma, all at same time
6. Gianni Moscon (Ita) Ineos, at 30s
7. Egan Bernal (Col) Ineos
8. Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos
9. Dylan van Baarle (Ned) Ineos, all at same time
10. Elia Viviani (Ita) Deceuninck – Quick-Step, at 31s

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