The Vuelta a España begins this year in Times, France with a 13.7 km Team Time Trial around the city.
Categorized as one of the four flat stages of this grand tour, the TTT will set the early benchmark of teams that are here to contend for the Red Jersey in Madrid. Though teams compete for today’s overall time, only one rider can claim the race’s first leader’s jersey.
BMC Racing, a two time World Team Time Trial champion, beat out current World TTT champions Quickstep Floors to take the win on stage 1. The Australian Rohan Dennis will wear the red jersey ahead of tomorrow’s road stage from Nimes to Gruissan in France. A rare day for the sprinters to take a win in this year’s Vuelta will certainly yield for an exciting sprint finish.