Sagan and Fuglsang did not have their best day

The yellow jersey has its first owner

The yellow jersey has its first owner. Mike Teunissen beat unexpectedly to Peter Sagan, in an end to the sprint so tight that he decided on the photo finish. No one expected the Slovakian rider to be overtaken in the final meters by the Dutch cyclist. One of the favorites to raise arms in Paris, Jakob Fuglsang, crossed the finish line with injuries to his face and body, after suffering a fall during the stage. The Danish runner does not start on the right foot, which will foreseeably involve a lot of negative things in his head. The positive news for the Astana broker is the absence of fractures. Just a few stitches, but that can condition their performance in the coming days.

The team time trial is a complex specialty. Less experienced riders often have a hard time keeping up with the best riders. The 27km that the stage has, is not enough to produce many differences between the favorites. The presence of several hills also does not help to create distances in the general classification. If anything, the time that can fall to any of them will be around the minute. The Ineos and the Mitchelton are the two great candidates to win the stage. The British training has great specialists like Jhonathan Castroviejo, Michal Kwiatkowski or Geraint Thomas. The Australian squad always performs well in this type of terrain and has in its ranks Luke Durbridge, a true expert against the clock.

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