Posted by Editoress on 06/10/17
Rohan Dennis claimed the first yellow jersey of the Tour de Suisse after an impressive show of strength saw him secure victory on the prologue ahead of BMC Racing Team teammate, Stefan Küng.
As Dennis flew off the ramp he was chasing the early benchmark set by Ryan Mullen (Cannondale - Drapac Pro Cycling Team) of 6:37 and out on the course, he didn't hold anything back.
The current Australian national time trial champion showed why he is known as one of the best time trialists in the world when he crossed the line in time of 6:24 to secure the stage win and the leader's yellow jersey.
With Dennis in the hot seat, Küng was the penultimate rider to start his 6km effort and he demonstrated his time trialling prowess by crossing the line eight seconds back to finish second on the opening day of racing in Switzerland.
BMC Racing Team report
Top Canadian, Hugo Houle (AG2R La Mondiale) finished 20th at 20 s back.
|Stage 1: Cham ITT, 6 km|
|1 Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team||6:24|
|2 Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team||0:08|
|3 Matthias Brändle (Aut) Trek-Segafredo||0:09|
|4 Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb|
|5 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb||both s.t.|
|6 Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team||0:11|
|7 Lars Boom (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo||0:12|
|8 Ryan Mullen (Irl) Cannondale-Drapac||0:13|
|9 Steven Lammertink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo||0:14|
|10 Martin Elmiger (Swi) BMC Racing Team|
|11 Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team|
|12 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-Scott||all s.t.|
|13 Taylor Phinney (USA) Cannondale-Drapac||0:15|
|14 Yves Lampaert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors|
|15 Jan Bárta (Cze) Bora-Hansgrohe|
|16 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team||all s.t.|
|17 Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe||0:16|
|18 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe||0:17|
|19 Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Aqua Blue Sport||0:19|
|20 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-Scott||s.t.|
|21 Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale||0:20|
|119 Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie||0:40|
|130 Ryan Anderson (Can) Direct Energie||0:42|
|168 Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-Drapac||0:56|
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