Australian Rohan Dennis recorded the fastest ever average speed in Tour de France history for an individual time trial of 55.446 km/hr and duly claimed the yellow jersey after the opening stage of the 2015 Tour de France in Utrecht, Holland.
The BMC Racing rider produced a tremendous time early on in the stage under the baking continental sun, which was finally tested late doors by Tom Dumoulin, Fabian Cancellara and Tony Martin however they could not better it and the Adelaide man basked in the glory.
Chris Froome dug deep to nick eight seconds off Alberto Contador and 11 seconds off Nairo Quintana, however it was reigning champion Vincenzo Nibali who took the honours of the big four GC rivals by finishing the day seven seconds ahead of Briton Froome.
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Sunday's stage is 166km from Utrecht to Zelande after Saturday's amuse-bouche. Not surprisingly, it is also very flat with the intermediate sprint coming up about the 80km mark around Rotterdam. There is the threat of heavy crosswinds to test the riders out throughout the day's racing, but expect the likes of Mark Cavendish, Peter Sagan and Alexander Kristoff to open their shoulders up heading into the home straight as the race for the green jersey hopefully begins with a bang.
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