Tour de France team time trial shuffles the overall classification – Analysis

The 35.5km Cholet team trial shuffled the deck at the Tour de France, with BMC Racing's stage victory putting Greg Van Avermaet in the yellow, while the good, bad and loss-limiting performances by other teams stretched or reduced the time gaps between the big-name overall contenders for victory in Paris.

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2 (-0:0:04)Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team9:09:55
3 (-)Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky0:00:03
7 (+0:0:07)Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Sunweb0:00:11
10 (+0:0:31)Rigoberto Uran (Col) EF Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale0:00:35
11 (+0:0:46)Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe0:00:50
13 (+0:0:47)Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:00:51
14 (-0:0:04)Richie Porte (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
15 (+0:0:48)Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin0:00:52
16 (+0:0:49)Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:53
17 (+0:0:49)Mikel Landa (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
18 (-)Chris Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:00:55
20 (+0:0:05)Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott0:01:00
22 (+0:1:02)Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida0:01:06
25 (+0:1:11)Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:15
27 (+0:1:11)Primoz Roglic (Slo) LottoNL-JumboRow 14 - Cell 2
30 (+0:1:12)Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo0:01:16
39 (+0:1:34)Daniel Martin (Irl) UAE Team Emirates0:01:38
59 (+0:0:49)Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team0:02:08

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.