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Le Tour 2019 – Stage 2

Tour de FranceBruxelles Palais Royal > Brussel Atomium

Distance: 27.6 kilometers.

The team time trial from the palace over to the site of the 1958 World’s Fair with its distinctive sculpture of a molecule.

Strong showing for the Dutch team in the first two stages. Alas, it couldn’t help the Netherlands Football team in the World Cup final in Lyon.

Yellow Jersey Mike Teunissen ( Ned – TJV – 087 ) [Yellow] 04h 51′ 34″
Green Jersey Peter Sagan ( Svk – BOH – 011 ) [Green] 50 points
Polka Dot Jersey Greg Van Avermaet ( Bel – CCC – 111 ) [Polka Dot] 2 points
White Jersey Wout Van Aert ( Bel – TJV – 088 ) [White] 2

Team: Team Jumbo – Visma ( TJV – 081-088 ) [Yellow numbers]

Top Ten:
1 Mike Teunissen ( Ned – TJV – 087 ) –
2 Wout Van Aert ( Bel – TJV – 088 ) + 00h 00′ 10″
3 Steven Kruijswijk ( Ned – TJV – 081 ) + 00h 00′ 10″
4 Tony Martin ( Ger – TJV – 086 ) + 00h 00′ 10″
5 George Bennett ( NZl – TJV – 082 ) + 00h 00′ 10″
6 Gianni Moscon ( Ita – INS – 005 ) + 00h 00′ 30″
7 Egan Bernal ( Col – INS – 002 ) + 00h 00′ 30″
8 Geraint Thomas ( GBr – INS – 001 ) + 00h 00′ 30″
9 Dylan Van Baarle ( Ned – INS – 008 ) + 00h 00′ 30″
10 Elia Viviani ( Ita – DQT – 028 ) + 00h 00′ 31″

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July 7, 2019   Comments Off on Le Tour 2019 – Stage 2

World Cup Final

Full Time

United States 2-0 Netherlands

This is the first match that the US has played in the tournament without scoring in the first 12 minutes.

The worse mistake Netherlands made was Stefanie van der Gragt high kicking Alex Morgan in the penalty area at 60 minutes. Van der Gragt drew a yellow card and the US was awarded a penalty kick. Enter Megan Rapinoe and the US is up by 1. The Oranj goalie, Sari van Veenendaal, had been a brick wall in the first half, but Rapinoe finds a way. This was only the second penalty kick in a WWC final and the only one that found the net. Rapinoe is now tied with Alex Morgan with 6 goals for the tournaments, and the US has set a new record of 26 goals for the tournament.

At 69 minutes Rose Lavelle’s goal was one of the finest single efforts of the tournament. She dribbled through the Oranj defense and found the hole Megan punched through van Veenendaal’s ‘brick wall’.

Update: Megan Rapinoe was awarded the Gold Boot for the most scoring in the least amount of time and the Gold Ball as the best player in the tournament. Rose Lavelle won the Bronze Ball as the third best player.

July 7, 2019   Comments Off on World Cup Final