Wout van Aert took his first ever yellew jersey in the Tour the France after sprinting to second place in Nyborg. Van Aert also leads the sprinters’ classification.

After two second place-finishes, van Aert is the new leader in the generall classification in the Tour de France. The Belgian finished behind Jakobsen, but thanks to the bonifcation system, he was able to take over the yellow jersey from compatriot Yves Lampaert.

Wout van Aert:

“I’m very happy to be in the yellow Jersey. This is one of the most iconic things in cycling. I have been looking for it for a while, and today is finally the day for me to wear it. At first I was disappointed as I didn’’t win the stage. It was only a couple of seconds later that I realized that my second position meant that I was taking over the yellow jersey. I will try to keep it for as long as possible.”

 

"I have seen a very strong team, with which we were always in front. Christophe Laporte did a great job for me at the intermediate and the final sprint. Also, on the bridge and in the race to the last kilometres, we were always well positioned."

 

“Putting on the jersey gives a great feeling. I have been close to it many times, but this time I managed. Despite my two second places in the past stages, the yellow jersey is a nice reward. I will defend and wear this jersey with pride. In any case, there are still many chances for a stage victory to come."