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

Geraint Thomas tour de france 2017

Team Sky secured their first yellow jersey of the 2017 Tour de France as Geraint Thomas won the opening time trial in Dusseldorf, Germany.   

Thomas clocked 16 minutes 4 seconds to take the race lead. Stefan Kung (BMC Racing) was second with Vasil Kiryienka (Team Sky) third in wet conditions.

“It’s an amazing feeling, it’s great to get that win,” Thomas said. “I’ve got a tendency to go out too hard but I am getting old now and learning my lessons. Today couldn’t have gone any better.”

Alejandro Valverde was the big victim of the day’s rain and crashed heavily against the fences in one of the curves. He was immediately taken to a hospital.

Tour de France 2017 – stage 1 results (Düsseldorf – Düsseldorf ITT):

1Geraint Thomas (Team Sky)


2Stefan Küng (BMC)


3Vasil Kiryienka (Team Sky)


4Tony Martin (Katusha-Alpecin)


5Matteo Trentin (Quick-Step Floors)


6Christopher Froome (Team Sky)


7Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky)


8Jos Van Emden (LottoNl-Jumbo)


9Marcel Kittel (Quick-Step Floors)


10Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data)


11Nikias Arndt (Team Sunweb)


12Taylor Phinney (Cannondale-Drapac)


13Andriy Grivko (Astana)


14Daryl Impey (Orica-Scott)


15Jonathan Castroviejo (Movistar)


16Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb)


17Pierre Roger Latour (AG2R)


18Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe)


19Andrey Amador (Movistar)


20Alexey Lutsenko (Astana)



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