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2017 Tour de France
104th edition: July 1 - July 23, 2017

Stage 1, Saturday July 1: Düsseldorf ITT

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Saturday, July 1: Stage 1, Düsseldorf 14km individual time trial
Stage 1 map and profile | Stage 1 photos | Organizer's stage 1 preview

Geraint Thomas

Geraint Thomas wins the first stage and takes the first yellow jersey. Photo © ASO/Alex BROADWAY

Weather in Düsseldorf at 4:40 PM, local time: 17C (63F), rain showers with the wind from the west at 11 km/hr (7mph).

The race: Here's the organizer's stage summary.

Geraint Thomas powered to victory in the second half of the inaugural time trial to claim his first yellow jersey at the Tour de France at the age of 32, ten years after his debut in London. Four Team Sky riders made the top 8 including Chris Froome who was the fastest of the GC favorite on the 14-km long course in Düsseldorf. Alejandro Valverde abandoned after crashing on the wet road.

First man on the road and youngest rider of the 104th Tour de France, Elie Gesbert (Fortuneo-Oscaro) who celebrated his 22nd birthday had the best time for less than two minutes before Italian sprinter Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrein-Merida) took the first position. Third man in the lead was Andrei Grivko (Astana) at the average speed of 51.376km/h. But Nikias Arndt (Sunweb) pleased the German fans as he rode one second faster than him in 16.20. Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step Floors) was next in first position with the time of 16.14. The joy of the Italian was short lived as former world champion Vassil Kiryienka (Sky) took three seconds less to cover the 14km under the rain at 51.905km/h.

Team Sky continued to perform as Geraint Thomas bettered the time of his team-mate in 16.04 at the average speed of 52.282km/h. The road remained slippery and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) had a bad crash in a curve. He was forced to pull out of the Tour de France at the difference of other riders who went down like Nicolas Roche (BMC), Rick Zabel (Katusha-Alpecin), Dylan Groenewegen and George Bennett (LottoNL-Jumbo).

Informed of Roche's accident, Richie Porte (BMC) didn't take any risks. He rode 35 seconds slower than arch-rival Chris Froome (Sky), while Nairo Quintana (Movistar), Romain Bardet (AG2R-La Mondiale) and Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) finished 36, 39 and 42 seconds down on the defending champion respectively. The whole Team Sky could celebrate as Thomas remained in the lead and took his first yellow jersey ever. Second of stage 1 at five seconds, Stefan Küng (BMC) became the best young rider on his Tour de France debut like his Swiss compatriots Alex Zülle (1992) and Fabian Cancellara (2004) previously.

Complete Results & GC:

14 kilometers raced at an average speed of 52.282 km/hr

1 THOMAS GERAINT SKY 16min 4sec
2 KUNG STEFAN BMC @ 5sec
3 KIRYIENKA VASILI SKY + 00' 07''
4 MARTIN TONY KATUSHA-ALPECIN + 00' 08''
5 TRENTIN MATTEO QUICK-STEP FLOORS + 00' 10''
6 FROOME CHRISTOPHER SKY + 00' 12''
7 VAN EMDEN JOS LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 00' 15''
8 KWIATKOWSKI MICHAL SKY s.t.
9 KITTEL MARCEL QUICK-STEP FLOORS + 00' 16''
10 BOASSON HAGEN EDVALD DIMENSION DATA s.t.
11 ARNDT NIKIAS TEAM SUNWEB s.t.
12 PHINNEY TAYLOR CANNONDALE-DRAPAC + 00' 17''
13 GRIVKO ANDRIY ASTANA s.t.
14 IMPEY DARYL ORICA-SCOTT + 00' 19''
15 CASTROVIEJO JONATHAN MOVISTAR + 00' 20''
16 MATTHEWS MICHAEL TEAM SUNWEB s.t.
17 LATOUR PIERRE-ROGER AG2R LA MONDIALE + 00' 25''
18 SAGAN PETER BORA-HANSGROHE s.t.
19 AMADOR ANDREY MOVISTAR + 00' 27''
20 LUTSENKO ALEXEY ASTANA + 00' 29''
21 GILBERT PHILIPPE QUICK-STEP FLOORS + 00' 30''
22 GESINK ROBERT LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 00' 31''
23 COLBRELLI SONNY BAHRAIN-MERIDA + 00' 32''
24 WELLENS TIM LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
25 BODNAR MACIEJ BORA-HANSGROHE + 00' 33''
26 ROOSEN TIMO LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 00' 34''
27 KRISTOFF ALEXANDER KATUSHA-ALPECIN + 00' 36''
28 HOLLENSTEIN RETO KATUSHA-ALPECIN s.t.
29 YATES SIMON ORICA-SCOTT + 00' 37''
30 FELLINE FABIO TREK-SEGAFREDO s.t.
31 STYBAR ZDENEK QUICK-STEP FLOORS + 00' 39''
32 DE MARCHI ALESSANDRO BMC s.t.
33 BUCHMANN EMANUEL BORA-HANSGROHE + 00' 40''
34 MARTENS PAUL LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
35 HERRADA JESÚS MOVISTAR s.t.
36 SÜTTERLIN JASHA MOVISTAR + 00' 41''
37 TEUNISSEN MIKE TEAM SUNWEB s.t.
38 POLITT NILS KATUSHA-ALPECIN s.t.
39 VAN AVERMAET GREG BMC + 00' 42''
40 ALBASINI MICHAEL ORICA-SCOTT s.t.
41 HOWSON DAMIEN ORICA-SCOTT + 00' 43''
42 ULISSI DIEGO UAE TEAM EMIRATES s.t.
43 SCHÄR MICHAEL BMC + 00' 44''
44 VAN BAARLE DYLAN CANNONDALE-DRAPAC s.t.
45 WAGNER ROBERT LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 00' 45''
46 KONOVALOVAS IGNATAS FDJ + 00' 46''
47 GESCHKE SIMON TEAM SUNWEB s.t.
48 CARUSO DAMIANO BMC + 00' 47''
49 PORTE RICHIE BMC s.t.
50 ERVITI IMANOL MOVISTAR + 00' 48''
51 CHAVANEL SYLVAIN DIRECT ENERGIE s.t.
52 PANTANO JARLINSON TREK-SEGAFREDO s.t.
53 QUINTANA NAIRO MOVISTAR s.t.
54 MAJKA RAFAL BORA-HANSGROHE + 00' 49''
55 TALANSKY ANDREW CANNONDALE-DRAPAC s.t.
56 BAUER JACK QUICK-STEP FLOORS s.t.
57 MARTIN DANIEL QUICK-STEP FLOORS s.t.
58 DEGENKOLB JOHN TREK-SEGAFREDO s.t.
59 DEMARE ARNAUD FDJ s.t.
60 PINOT THIBAUT FDJ + 00' 50''
61 SICARD ROMAIN DIRECT ENERGIE s.t.
62 TIMMER ALBERT TEAM SUNWEB + 00' 51''
63 BARDET ROMAIN AG2R LA MONDIALE s.t.
64 BETTIOL ALBERTO CANNONDALE-DRAPAC + 00' 52''
65 ROGLIC PRIMOZ LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
66 ARU FABIO ASTANA s.t.
67 CALMEJANE LILIAN DIRECT ENERGIE + 00' 53''
68 CONTADOR ALBERTO TREK-SEGAFREDO + 00' 54''
69 BETANCUR CARLOS ALBERTO MOVISTAR s.t.
70 FUGLSANG JAKOB ASTANA s.t.
71 DE KORT KOEN TREK-SEGAFREDO s.t.
72 GRUZDEV DMITRIY ASTANA s.t.
73 VALGREN ANDERSEN MICHAEL ASTANA + 00' 55''
74 CATALDO DARIO ASTANA s.t.
75 CUMMINGS STEPHEN DIMENSION DATA + 00' 56''
76 BENNATI DANIELE MOVISTAR s.t.
77 KNEES CHRISTIAN SKY s.t.
78 KREUZIGER ROMAN ORICA-SCOTT s.t.
79 GREIPEL ANDRÉ LOTTO SOUDAL + 00' 57''
80 VERMOTE JULIEN QUICK-STEP FLOORS + 00' 58''
81 BARGUIL WARREN TEAM SUNWEB + 00' 59''
82 MOLARD RUDY FDJ s.t.
83 PERICHON PIERRE-LUC FORTUNEO-OSCARO s.t.
84 BAK LARS YTTING LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
85 ROELANDTS JURGEN LOTTO SOUDAL + 01' 00''
86 WYSS DANILO BMC s.t.
87 EDET NICOLAS COFIDIS s.t.
88 HAYMAN MATHEW ORICA-SCOTT + 01' 01''
89 LEMOINE CYRIL COFIDIS s.t.
90 VUILLERMOZ ALEXIS AG2R LA MONDIALE + 01' 02''
91 CLARKE SIMON CANNONDALE-DRAPAC s.t.
92 IRIZAR MARKEL TREK-SEGAFREDO s.t.
93 TEN DAM LAURENS TEAM SUNWEB + 01' 03''
94 LAMMERTINK MAURITS KATUSHA-ALPECIN s.t.
95 URAN RIGOBERTO CANNONDALE-DRAPAC s.t.
96 KEUKELEIRE JENS ORICA-SCOTT + 01' 04''
97 BOUET MAXIME FORTUNEO-OSCARO s.t.
98 MACHADO TIAGO KATUSHA-ALPECIN s.t.
99 BAKELANTS JAN AG2R LA MONDIALE + 01' 05''
100 ZUBELDIA HAIMAR TREK-SEGAFREDO + 01' 06''
101 BROWN NATHAN CANNONDALE-DRAPAC s.t.
102 LANDA MIKEL SKY + 01' 08''
103 SWIFT BEN UAE TEAM EMIRATES s.t.
104 FRANK MATHIAS AG2R LA MONDIALE + 01' 09''
105 SEPULVEDA EDUARDO FORTUNEO-OSCARO s.t.
106 JANSE VAN RENSBURG REINARDT DIMENSION DATA s.t.
107 PAUWELS SERGE DIMENSION DATA + 01' 10''
108 GRMAY TSGABU GEBREMARYAM BAHRAIN-MERIDA s.t.
109 MC CARTHY JAY BORA-HANSGROHE s.t.
110 GOGL MICHAEL TREK-SEGAFREDO s.t.
111 SIEBERG MARCEL LOTTO SOUDAL + 01' 11''
112 LAENGEN VEGARD STAKE UAE TEAM EMIRATES s.t.
113 MEINTJES LOUIS UAE TEAM EMIRATES + 01' 12''
114 MC LAY DANIEL FORTUNEO-OSCARO s.t.
115 MORI MANUELE UAE TEAM EMIRATES s.t.
116 CHAVES JOHAN ESTEBAN ORICA-SCOTT + 01' 13''
117 CINK ONDREJ BAHRAIN-MERIDA s.t.
118 SINKELDAM RAMON TEAM SUNWEB s.t.
119 GASTAUER BEN AG2R LA MONDIALE s.t.
120 LAPORTE CHRISTOPHE COFIDIS + 01' 14''
121 SABATINI FABIO QUICK-STEP FLOORS s.t.
122 ROCHE NICOLAS BMC s.t.
123 BENOOT TIESJ LOTTO SOUDAL + 01' 15''
124 ROLLAND PIERRE CANNONDALE-DRAPAC + 01' 16''
125 HENAO SERGIO LUIS SKY s.t.
126 NAESEN OLIVER AG2R LA MONDIALE s.t.
127 DOMONT AXEL AG2R LA MONDIALE s.t.
128 BRAMBILLA GIANLUCA QUICK-STEP FLOORS s.t.
129 BACKAERT FREDERIK WANTY - GROUPE GOBERT + 01' 17''
130 VACHON FLORIAN FORTUNEO-OSCARO s.t.
131 DE GENDT THOMAS LOTTO SOUDAL s.t.
132 MOLLEMA BAUKE TREK-SEGAFREDO + 01' 18''
133 NIEVE MIKEL SKY + 01' 20''
134 MORENO BAZAN JAVIER BAHRAIN-MERIDA s.t.
135 LE GAC OLIVIER FDJ s.t.
136 BOLE GREGA BAHRAIN-MERIDA s.t.
137 CLAEYS DIMITRI COFIDIS s.t.
138 GESBERT ELIE FORTUNEO-OSCARO s.t.
139 LEEZER TOM LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
140 BONO MATTEO UAE TEAM EMIRATES s.t.
141 VENTER JACOBUS DIMENSION DATA s.t.
142 BRAJKOVIC JANEZ BAHRAIN-MERIDA s.t.
143 MARCATO MARCO UAE TEAM EMIRATES + 01' 21''
144 PASQUALON ANDREA WANTY - GROUPE GOBERT + 01' 23''
145 DELAGE MICKAËL FDJ s.t.
146 SENECHAL FLORIAN COFIDIS + 01' 24''
147 MOINARD AMAËL BMC + 01' 25''
148 FEILLU BRICE FORTUNEO-OSCARO s.t.
149 BOUDAT THOMAS DIRECT ENERGIE + 01' 27''
150 GENE YOHANN DIRECT ENERGIE s.t.
151 TULIK ANGÉLO DIRECT ENERGIE s.t.
152 KOZHATAYEV BAKHTIYAR ASTANA + 01' 28''
153 SIMON JULIEN COFIDIS + 01' 29''
154 HALLER MARCO KATUSHA-ALPECIN s.t.
155 OFFREDO YOANN WANTY - GROUPE GOBERT s.t.
156 VICHOT ARTHUR FDJ s.t.
157 DEGAND THOMAS WANTY - GROUPE GOBERT s.t.
158 VOECKLER THOMAS DIRECT ENERGIE + 01' 32''
159 POLJANSKI PAWEL BORA-HANSGROHE s.t.
160 VANSPEYBROUCK PIETER WANTY - GROUPE GOBERT + 01' 36''
161 SAGAN JURAJ BORA-HANSGROHE + 01' 37''
162 BENNETT GEORGE LOTTO NL-JUMBO s.t.
163 PICHON LAURENT FORTUNEO-OSCARO + 01' 39''
164 BOZIC BORUT BAHRAIN-MERIDA + 01' 40''
165 CIMOLAI DAVIDE FDJ s.t.
166 SELIG RÜDIGER BORA-HANSGROHE + 01' 41''
167 MARTIN GUILLAUME WANTY - GROUPE GOBERT + 01' 42''
168 EISEL BERNHARD DIMENSION DATA s.t.
169 GAUTIER CYRIL AG2R LA MONDIALE + 01' 43''
170 ZEITS ANDREY ASTANA s.t.
171 MINNAARD MARCO WANTY - GROUPE GOBERT s.t.
172 BURGHARDT MARCUS BORA-HANSGROHE s.t.
173 HARDY ROMAIN FORTUNEO-OSCARO + 01' 45''
174 PETIT ADRIEN DIRECT ENERGIE s.t.
175 ARASHIRO YUKIYA BAHRAIN-MERIDA + 01' 46''
176 CAVENDISH MARK DIMENSION DATA s.t.
177 QUEMENEUR PERRIG DIRECT ENERGIE + 01' 47''
178 SMITH DION WANTY - GROUPE GOBERT s.t.
179 GUARNIERI JACOPO FDJ + 01' 48''
180 BEVIN PATRICK CANNONDALE-DRAPAC s.t.
181 THWAITES SCOTT DIMENSION DATA + 01' 50''
182 ROWE LUKE SKY s.t.
183 RENSHAW MARK DIMENSION DATA s.t.
184 VAN KEIRSBULCK GUILLAUME WANTY - GROUPE GOBERT + 01' 54''
185 GROENEWEGEN DYLAN LOTTO NL-JUMBO + 01' 55''
186 NAVARRO DANIEL COFIDIS + 01' 57''
187 DURASEK KRISTIJAN UAE TEAM EMIRATES s.t.
188 HANSEN ADAM LOTTO SOUDAL + 01' 59''
189 CURVERS ROY TEAM SUNWEB + 02' 12''
190 ZABEL RICK KATUSHA-ALPECIN s.t.
191 KISERLOVSKI ROBERT KATUSHA-ALPECIN + 02' 13''
192 MATE MARDONES LUIS ANGEL COFIDIS s.t.
193 BOUHANNI NACER COFIDIS + 02' 23''
194 ATAPUMA JOHN DARWIN UAE TEAM EMIRATES + 02' 26''
195 DURBRIDGE LUKE ORICA-SCOTT + 03' 01''
196 GALLOPIN TONY LOTTO SOUDAL + 03' 03''

Stage 1 map and profile

Stage 1 map

Stage 1 map

Stage 1 profile

Stage 1 profile

Stage 1 photos by Fotoreporter Sirotti:

Michael Matthews

Michael Matthews

Luke Durbridge

Luke Durbridge

Arnaud Demare

Arnaud Demare

Stefan kung

Stefan Küng

Andre Greipel

André Greipel

Tony Martin

Tony Martin

Marcel Kittel

Marcel Kittel

Pierre Latour

Pierre Latour

Nairo Quintana

Nairo Quintana

Fabio Aru

Fabio Aru

Christipher Froome

Chris Froome

Geraint Thomas

Geraint Thomas navigates the wet streets of Düsseldorf.

Geraint Thomas

Geraint Thomas is the first yellow jersey of the 2017 Tour de France

Organizer's stage 1 preview: Several times, Germany's Tony Martin has been tipped as a favourite for the first yellow jersey of the Tour de France. He came second in the two opening time trials contested in The Netherlands, behind Fabian Cancellara in Rotterdam in 2010 and Rohan Dennis in Utrecht in 2015. In the meantime, he slipped on the course of Liège in 2012 because of a piece of glass in his back tyre. However, he managed to take the yellow jersey two years ago throughout stage 4 on the cobblestones of northern France.

The pressure is off in terms of chasing the precious outfit but the pressure is on again as he has a unique occasion to perform on home soil. The 14-km long time trial in Düsseldorf definitely suits the world champion but he's yet to win a race against the clock this year. He came second on three occasions, beaten by Jonathan Castroviejo (Movistar) at the Volta ao Algarve, Matthias Brändle (Trek-Segafredo) at the Tour of Belgium and Richie Porte (BMC) at the Critérium du Dauphiné. Wearing the European champion blue and white jersey, Castroviejo will be a rider to watch again while Primoz Roglic and Jos van Emden (LottoNL-Jumbo), Stefan Küng (BMC), Maciej Bodnar (Bora-Hansgrohe), Taylor Phinney (Cannondale-Drapac) and Luke Durbridge (Orica-Scott) are other specialists likely to strike. GC contenders Chris Froome (Sky) and Porte are also able to clock one of the best times.

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