Van Garderen within striking distance of yellow ahead of Tour de France team time trial

As Tejay van Garderen and his BMC teammates readied themselves for stage 8 of the Tour de France in Rennes on Saturday morning, Marco Pinotti was already thinking 24 hours ahead. The Italian is the time trial specialist on the squad’s coaching staff, and half an hour before the start, he was climbing into a team car to set off on a reconnaissance of Sunday’s team time trial, from Vannes to Plumelec.

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.