Tour de France: Wet weather risks pay off for Yates

The flat 14km time trial to open the 2017 Tour de France was on paper hardly stage suited to the strengths of Orica-Scott's general classification riders Esteban Chaves and Simon Yates. However, while several of the podium contenders took a cautious approach to the wet and drizzly stage, Yates emerged with an early advantage over the likes of Richie Porte, Nairo Quintana, Fabio Aru and Alberto Contador.

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