Video: Tour de France 2020 Stage 1 Highlights
Alexander Kristoff of UAE Emirates won a crash-marred opening stage of the Tour de France on Saturday. The Norwegian will now wear the overall race leader’s yellow jersey, having fought back from an early fall that looked like ruling him out. The first rain in the Mediterranean city since June turned the opening jaunt of the 21-day race into a lottery with one motorbike race official describing the road surface as an ice rink. Key victims of the multiple crashes included French hopes Thibaut Pinot and Julian Alaphilippe, with Colombia’s Astana captain Miguel Angel Lopez suffering a jaw-dropping downhill slide that saw him slam face-first into a traffic sign.