Tour de France 2013: stage two – rider reaction

Jan Bakelants (Radioshack-Leopard) had never won a professional race before arriving at the 2013 Tour de France – now the Belgian is in the yellow jersey after winning stage two.

The 27-year-old recorded a stunning solo victory after jumping clear from a six-rider breakaway, before holding off the marauding peloton in Ajaccio.

Bakelants now leads the 100th edition of the Tour de France by just one second, with David Millar (Garmin-Sharp) in second after finishing in the main bunch.

Meanwhile, the fallout from busgate continues, with Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) questioning why the green jersey classification wasn’t neutralised on stage one, as well as the general classification, while the Orica-GreenEDGE bus driver attracted plenty of media attention at the start of stage two.

Here are the thoughts of Bakelants, Cavendish, Millar and more after stage two.

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