NEELTJE JANS, Netherlands (AP) A brief look at the 2nd stage of the Tour de France on Sunday:
Stage: A windy and rainy 166-kilometer (103-mile) stage starting from Utrecht that ended at the heart of the Zeeland Delta on the shores of the North Sea. Chris Froome took advantage of a split in the peloton to gain 1 minute, 28 seconds on main rivals Nairo Quintana and defending champion Vincenzo Nibali. Two-time champion Alberto Contador also gained time on them as he finished just four seconds behind Froome.
Winner: German sprinter Andre Greipel, who claimed a seventh career Tour stage win.
Yellow jersey: Fabian Cancellara. The 34-year-old Swiss veteran took advantage of the four-second bonus he earned with his third-place finish to claim the yellow jersey.
Quote of the day: ''It was chaos out there with the storm, the wind and everything. This a huge advantage for us to be sitting in this position after one flat day out on the road.'' - Chris Froome, who now leads Contador by 12 seconds. Nibali is 1:21 behind the Briton and Quintana trails 1:39 back.
Stat of the day: 29 - The number of yellow jerseys won by Cancellara. He first wore it in 2004.
Next stage: The Tour swings into nearby Belgium on Monday for stage three: a 159.5-kilometer (99-mile) route from Anvers to Huy. The race ends at the top of the Mur de Huy, a climb with an average gradient of 9.6 percent.