Tour de Suisse: Dennis wins opening time trial in Cham

BMC's Küng is second, followed by Trek's Brändle

Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing) stormed as fastest to the finish line of the time trial opener at the Tour de Suisse, covering the 6.1km course in 6:24 to win the stage. His BMC teammate Stefan Küng was second, eight seconds down, with Mathias Brändle of Trek-Segafredo third at nine seconds.

The next two places were filled by Team Sunweb, with Michael Matthews fourth and Giro d'Italia winner Tom Dumoulin fifth. 

The stage results are also the first GC.

"I actually thought that Stefan Kung would probably beat me. Obviously it's his home country so it would have been nice for him to win but he's got more time than me, he's younger and he's a huge talent. I think in a couple of years he might have the victory over me so I will take it while I can," said Dennis.

"A one and two for BMC Racing Team is always good. My first goal for this week was the prologue and the final time trial just to see where I am at and try and have fun during the week. I just want to get into the swing of things and Damiano Caruso is our leader here."

Ryan Mullen of Cannondale-Drapac held the lead and hot seat for nearly three hours, putting in an early best time of 6:37. It was good enough to keep him in the top ten, as he finished eighth on the stage.

BMC was the team of the day, claiming the top two spots as well as 10th, with Swiss rider Martin Elmiger.

The course was relatively flat, but organisers managed to build a climb into it, and the KOM jersey went to a Sunweb rider. Not Dumoulin, as might be expected, but sprinter Matthews.

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:06:24 
2Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:08 
3Matthias Brändle (Aut) Trek-Segafredo0:00:09 
4Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb  
5Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb  
6Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:11 
7Lars Boom (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:12 
8Ryan Mullen (Irl) Cannondale-Drapac0:00:13 
9Steven Lammertink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:14 
10Martin Elmiger (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
11Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team  
12Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-Scott  
13Taylor Phinney (USA) Cannondale-Drapac0:00:15 
14Yves Lampaert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
15Jan Bárta (Cze) Bora-Hansgrohe  
16Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
17Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:16 
18Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:17 
19Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Aqua Blue Sport0:00:19 
20Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-Scott  
21Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:20 
22Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
23Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data  
24Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:21 
25Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie  
26Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors0:00:22 
27Owain Doull (GBr) Team Sky  
28Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Sunweb  
29Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb  
30Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:23 
31Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:00:24 
32Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
33Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team  
34Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
35Adrian Kurek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:00:25 
36Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
37Victor De La Parte (Spa) Movistar Team  
38Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJ0:00:26 
39Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
40Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Cannondale-Drapac  
41Jonathan DIEBBEN  
42Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal  
43John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo0:00:27 
44Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale-Drapac  
45Jack Bauer (NZl) Quick-Step Floors  
46Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
47Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:28 
48Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team  
49Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Team Sky  
50Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-Scott  
51Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
52Steve Morabito (Swi) FDJ  
53Carlos Betancur (Col) Movistar Team  
54Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale  
55Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Sunweb0:00:29 
56Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-Scott  
57Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky  
58Aaron Gate (NZl) Aqua Blue Sport  
59Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
60Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
61Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates  
62Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport0:00:30 
63Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
64Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
65Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin  
66Ruben Plaza (Spa) Orica-Scott  
67Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Trek-Segafredo  
68Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe  
69Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
70Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Sunweb0:00:31 
71Davide Martinelli (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
72Felix Groschartner (Aut) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
73Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
74Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha-Alpecin  
75Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
76Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:32 
77Ben King (USA) Dimension Data  
78Nico Denz (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale  
79Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ  
80Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin  
81Jaco Venter (RSA) Dimension Data0:00:33 
82Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ  
83Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quick-Step Floors0:00:34 
84Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
85David De La Cruz (Spa) Quick-Step Floors  
86Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
87Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale-Drapac  
88Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) FDJ0:00:35 
89Koen De Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
90Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe  
91Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:00:36 
92Boy van Poppel (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
93Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-Alpecin  
94Daan OLIVIER0:00:37 
95Carlos Verona (Spa) Orica-Scott  
96Ivan Garcia (Spa) Bahrain-Merida  
97Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
98Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
99Mekseb Debesay (Eri) Dimension Data  
100Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:38 
101Rein Taaramäe (Est) Katusha-Alpecin  
102Matej Mohoric (Slo) UAE Team Emirates  
103Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky  
104Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
105Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
106Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-Scott  
107Jonas KOCH  
108Nikolas Maes (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
109Larry Warbasse (USA) Aqua Blue Sport0:00:39 
110Conor Dunne (Irl) Aqua Blue Sport  
111Elmar Reinders (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
112Oscar Gatto (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
113Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Aqua Blue Sport  
114Kevin Reza (Fra) FDJ  
115Fabien Grellier (Fra) Direct Energie  
116Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky0:00:40 
117Sebastian Henao (Col) Team Sky  
118Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie  
119Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie  
120Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
121Thomas Boudat (Fra) Direct Energie  
122Pieter Weening (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
123Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin0:00:41 
124Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
125Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky  
126Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
127Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
128Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
129Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Bahrain-Merida0:00:42 
130Ryan Anderson (Can) Direct Energie  
131Rob Power (Aus) Orica-Scott  
132Marko Kump (Slo) UAE Team Emirates  
133Javier Moreno (Spa) Bahrain-Merida  
134Cedric Pineau (Fra) FDJ  
135Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data0:00:43 
136Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
137Lachlan Morton (Aus) Dimension Data  
138Joseph Lloyd DOMBROWSKI0:00:44 
139Sacha Modolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
140Simone Petilli (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
141Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team  
142Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo  
143Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Sunweb  
144Hugh Carthy (GBr) Cannondale-Drapac  
145Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:45 
146Michel Kreder (Ned) Aqua Blue Sport  
147Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
148Jesper Hansen (Den) Astana Pro Team0:00:46 
149Jesper Asselman (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
150Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:47 
151Matvey Mamykin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin  
152Gregory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo  
153Martijn Budding (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
154Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data0:00:48 
155Nick Dougall (RSA) Dimension Data  
156Taco Van Der Hoorn (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
157Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:00:49 
158Alberto Losada (Spa) Katusha-Alpecin  
159Ondrej Cink (Cze) Bahrain-Merida0:00:50 
160Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:51 
161Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team  
162Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team0:00:52 
163Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:53 
164Jan Hirt (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:00:54 
165Michal Kolár (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe  
166Jakub Kaczmarek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
167Juraj Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:55 
168Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-Drapac0:00:56 
169Daniel Pearson (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport0:00:59 
170Jeroen Meijers (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij0:01:00 
171Leszek Plucinski (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:01:01 
172Simone Ponzi (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:01:02 
173Matti Breschel (Den) Astana Pro Team0:01:06 
174Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Sunweb  
175Darwin Atapuma (Col) UAE Team Emirates0:01:09 
176Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:18 
General Classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:06:24 
2Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:08 
3Matthias Brändle (Aut) Trek-Segafredo0:00:09 
4Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb  
5Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb  
6Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:11 
7Lars Boom (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:12 
8Ryan Mullen (Irl) Cannondale-Drapac0:00:13 
9Steven Lammertink (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo0:00:14 
10Martin Elmiger (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
11Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team  
12Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica-Scott  
13Taylor Phinney (USA) Cannondale-Drapac0:00:15 
14Yves Lampaert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors  
15Jan Bárta (Cze) Bora-Hansgrohe  
16Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
17Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:16 
18Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:17 
19Lasse Norman Hansen (Den) Aqua Blue Sport0:00:19 
20Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-Scott  
21Hugo Houle (Can) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:20 
22Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
23Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Dimension Data  
24Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:21 
25Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Direct Energie  
26Matteo Trentin (Ita) Quick-Step Floors0:00:22 
27Owain Doull (GBr) Team Sky  
28Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Sunweb  
29Mike Teunissen (Ned) Team Sunweb  
30Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Soudal0:00:23 
31Jon Izaguirre (Spa) Bahrain-Merida0:00:24 
32Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
33Marc Soler (Spa) Movistar Team  
34Fabio Felline (Ita) Trek-Segafredo  
35Adrian Kurek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:00:25 
36Martijn Keizer (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
37Victor De La Parte (Spa) Movistar Team  
38Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) FDJ0:00:26 
39Maxime Monfort (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
40Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Cannondale-Drapac  
41Jonathan DIEBBEN  
42Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Lotto Soudal  
43John Degenkolb (Ger) Trek-Segafredo0:00:27 
44Patrick Bevin (NZl) Cannondale-Drapac  
45Jack Bauer (NZl) Quick-Step Floors  
46Martijn Tusveld (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
47Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:28 
48Nelson Oliveira (Por) Movistar Team  
49Danny Van Poppel (Ned) Team Sky  
50Magnus Cort Nielsen (Den) Orica-Scott  
51Valerio Conti (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
52Steve Morabito (Swi) FDJ  
53Carlos Betancur (Col) Movistar Team  
54Gediminas Bagdonas (Ltu) AG2R La Mondiale  
55Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Sunweb0:00:29 
56Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-Scott  
57Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Team Sky  
58Aaron Gate (NZl) Aqua Blue Sport  
59Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
60Jan Bakelants (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale  
61Rui Costa (Por) UAE Team Emirates  
62Mark Christian (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport0:00:30 
63Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
64Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
65Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Katusha-Alpecin  
66Ruben Plaza (Spa) Orica-Scott  
67Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Trek-Segafredo  
68Patrick Konrad (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe  
69Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
70Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Sunweb0:00:31 
71Davide Martinelli (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
72Felix Groschartner (Aut) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
73Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
74Marco Haller (Aut) Katusha-Alpecin  
75Jelle Wallays (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
76Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:32 
77Ben King (USA) Dimension Data  
78Nico Denz (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale  
79Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ  
80Jhonatan Restrepo (Col) Katusha-Alpecin  
81Jaco Venter (RSA) Dimension Data0:00:33 
82Odd Christian Eiking (Nor) FDJ  
83Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quick-Step Floors0:00:34 
84Daniil Fominykh (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
85David De La Cruz (Spa) Quick-Step Floors  
86Paul Martens (Ger) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
87Lawson Craddock (USA) Cannondale-Drapac  
88Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) FDJ0:00:35 
89Koen De Kort (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
90Jay McCarthy (Aus) Bora-Hansgrohe  
91Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Quick-Step Floors0:00:36 
92Boy van Poppel (Ned) Trek-Segafredo  
93Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha-Alpecin  
94Daan OLIVIER0:00:37 
95Carlos Verona (Spa) Orica-Scott  
96Ivan Garcia (Spa) Bahrain-Merida  
97Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
98Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
99Mekseb Debesay (Eri) Dimension Data  
100Mathias Frank (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:38 
101Rein Taaramäe (Est) Katusha-Alpecin  
102Matej Mohoric (Slo) UAE Team Emirates  
103Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky  
104Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
105Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
106Mathew Hayman (Aus) Orica-Scott  
107Jonas KOCH  
108Nikolas Maes (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
109Larry Warbasse (USA) Aqua Blue Sport0:00:39 
110Conor Dunne (Irl) Aqua Blue Sport  
111Elmar Reinders (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
112Oscar Gatto (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
113Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Aqua Blue Sport  
114Kevin Reza (Fra) FDJ  
115Fabien Grellier (Fra) Direct Energie  
116Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Team Sky0:00:40 
117Sebastian Henao (Col) Team Sky  
118Lilian Calmejane (Fra) Direct Energie  
119Antoine Duchesne (Can) Direct Energie  
120Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
121Thomas Boudat (Fra) Direct Energie  
122Pieter Weening (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
123Baptiste Planckaert (Bel) Katusha-Alpecin0:00:41 
124Louis Vervaeke (Bel) Lotto Soudal  
125Mikel Nieve (Spa) Team Sky  
126Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Quick-Step Floors  
127Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
128Simone Consonni (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
129Tsgabu Grmay (Eth) Bahrain-Merida0:00:42 
130Ryan Anderson (Can) Direct Energie  
131Rob Power (Aus) Orica-Scott  
132Marko Kump (Slo) UAE Team Emirates  
133Javier Moreno (Spa) Bahrain-Merida  
134Cedric Pineau (Fra) FDJ  
135Tyler Farrar (USA) Dimension Data0:00:43 
136Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Team LottoNl-Jumbo  
137Lachlan Morton (Aus) Dimension Data  
138Joseph Lloyd DOMBROWSKI0:00:44 
139Sacha Modolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
140Simone Petilli (Ita) UAE Team Emirates  
141Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team  
142Kiel Reijnen (USA) Trek-Segafredo  
143Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Sunweb  
144Hugh Carthy (GBr) Cannondale-Drapac  
145Sondre Holst Enger (Nor) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:45 
146Michel Kreder (Ned) Aqua Blue Sport  
147Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Bahrain-Merida  
148Jesper Hansen (Den) Astana Pro Team0:00:46 
149Jesper Asselman (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
150Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:47 
151Matvey Mamykin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin  
152Gregory Rast (Swi) Trek-Segafredo  
153Martijn Budding (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
154Merhawi Kudus (Eri) Dimension Data0:00:48 
155Nick Dougall (RSA) Dimension Data  
156Taco Van Der Hoorn (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij  
157Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:00:49 
158Alberto Losada (Spa) Katusha-Alpecin  
159Ondrej Cink (Cze) Bahrain-Merida0:00:50 
160Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Direct Energie0:00:51 
161Antonio Pedrero (Spa) Movistar Team  
162Dayer Quintana (Col) Movistar Team0:00:52 
163Marcus Burghardt (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:53 
164Jan Hirt (Cze) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:00:54 
165Michal Kolár (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe  
166Jakub Kaczmarek (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice  
167Juraj Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:55 
168Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-Drapac0:00:56 
169Daniel Pearson (GBr) Aqua Blue Sport0:00:59 
170Jeroen Meijers (Ned) Roompot - Nederlandse Loterij0:01:00 
171Leszek Plucinski (Pol) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:01:01 
172Simone Ponzi (Ita) CCC Sprandi Polkowice0:01:02 
173Matti Breschel (Den) Astana Pro Team0:01:06 
174Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Sunweb  
175Darwin Atapuma (Col) UAE Team Emirates0:01:09 
176Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:18 
Points Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing Team10 pts
2Stefan Küng (Swi) BMC Racing Team8 
3Matthias Brändle (Aut) Trek-Segafredo6 
4Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb4 
5Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb2 
Mountains Classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb  

 

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