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Grandson of Poulidor, Mathieu Van Der Poel won Sunday the second stage of the Tour de France 2021. Thanks to the time bonuses, he also recovers the yellow jersey held by Julian Alaphilippe.
Passing the line, he raised his finger very high in tribute to his grandfather, the cycling champion Raymond Poulidor, who died in 2019. The Dutchman Mathieu Van Der Poel has therefore accomplished what his grandfather had never achieved: s ‘impose on Mûr-de-Bretagne during the 2nd stage of the Tour de France. He takes down the yellow jersey.
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