Stage 2: Belgian Pot-Boiler

Stage 2: Brussels – Spa

Commercially-sponsored teams competed for the first time in 1962, with Jacques Anquetil expected to share leaders duties with German Rudi Altig for the St. Raphaël team, much to the Frenchman’s annoyance. Altig took the opener to Spa, the first of three stage wins that year, before Anquetil blew away the opposition with a three minute winning margin in the time trial to Lyon.

Courtesy of Rouleur magazine.