REUTERS - Statistic, quote and fact of the day after the second stage of the Tour de France, a 203.5-km ride from Duesseldorf, Germany, to Liege in Belgium on Sunday:
In kph, the maximum speed reached in the final sprint by German Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors), who won the second stage.
“There was a huge internal pressure and they were controlling everything I could say. It was being made clear to me; it did not suit my character at all” - Quick-Step Floor rider Philippe Gilbert in French sports daily L‘Equipe on his former team, BMC Racing.
The four riders in the breakaway were Tour de France debutants. Taylor Phinney (Cannondale-Drapac), Yoann Offredo (Wanty-Groupe Gobert), Laurent Pichon (Fortuneo-Oscaro) and Thomas Boudat (Direct Energie) are all taking part in their first Tour.
Compiled by Julien Pretot; Editing by Clare Fallon