Australia’s Rohan Dennis (BMC) won the stage 1 individual time trial at the 2015 Tour de France, propelling himself into the first yellow jersey of the race.
Dennis powered through a flat, fast and flowing 13.8km in the Dutch city of Utrecht, stopping the clock with a time of 14 minutes and 56 seconds. His average speed of 55.4km/h was an all-time record in an individual time trial at the Tour de France.
Dennis finished five seconds ahead of three-time world time trial champion Tony Martin (Etixx-Quick-Step) while five-time Tour de France prologue winner, Fabian Cancellara (Trek) completed the podium, a further one second behind Martin.
“I left it all out there,” the 2015 Santos Tour Down Under winner said. “I went out harder than I thought I should have and I came home harder than I thought I could have.”
Click here for the full stage report and race results for stage 1 of the 2015 Tour de France.