BMC prevailed on a short but tricky team time trial, but couldn’t quite steal the maillot jaune from the shoulders of Chris Froome. The last two teams to hit the course, BMC set a benchmark pace that took its toll on Sky, causing their fifth man, Nico Roche, to unhitch just yards from the line. However, the Irishman dug deep to limit the loss and helped keep Tejay Van Garderen out of yellow. Continue reading
The most unpredictably brilliant (crashes excepted) opening phase to a Tour de France is capped today by an equally challenging team time trial. They are a thing of beauty and just hearing the whirring hum of the disc wheels is enough to make me smile.