19-year-old finishes third in first Tour de France stage


This is German video about cycling in 2012, with Danny van Poppel from the Netherlands winning a race.

Today was the first stage of the 100th Tour de France cycling race.

The winner of the bunch sprint was Marcel Kittel from Germany.

Second was Alexander Kristoff from Russia.

Third was Danny van Poppel from the Netherlands. Danny van Poppel is only 19 year old, making him the youngest ever Dutch cyclist, and the youngest post-1945 cyclist from anywhere, to ride in the Tour de France. His third place of today means that tomorrow, Danny will ride in the white jersey for the best young participant. The other young participants are in their early twenties.

More about Danny van Poppel, in this Tour de France with his big brother and his father, is here.

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