Belgium you were amazing. An incredible number of spectators, in Brussels and along the entire route. Once again, the country has proved to be the „mecca of cycling“. Mads Würtz Schmidt made early the jump into the breakaway and was able to enjoy the special atmosphere at the Muur of Geraardsbergen in front of the peloton. It was his first „ La Grand Boucle“ stage ever. The KATUSHA ALPECIN boys showed a courageous sprint preparation. In the end, only the result was missing. Still twenty more chances. Kathrin Schafbauer has captured the emotions of stage 1 of this year's Tour de France.