2019 Tour de France, stage 2: Bruxelles - Brussel 27,6 km TT

First important stage, TTT with an interesting start order.





1 Team Ineos 14:30:00
2 Team Arkea-Samsic 14:35:00
3 Astana Pro Team 14:40:00
4 Groupama-FDJ 14:45:00
5 AG2R La Mondiale 14:50:00
6 Movistar Team 14:55:00
7 Total Direct Energie 15:00:00
8 CCC Team 15:05:00
9 UAE Emirates 15:10:00
10 Trek-Segafredo 15:15:00
11 Katusha-Alpecin 15:20:00
12 Cofidis Solutions 15:25:00
13 Dimension Data 15:30:00
14 Team Sunweb 15:35:00
15 Bora-Hansgrohe 15:40:00
16 Lotto Soudal 15:45:00
17 Mitchelton-Scott 15:50:00
18 Bahrain-Merida 15:55:00
19 EF Education First 16:00:00
20 Deceuninck-QS 16:05:00
21 Wanty-Gobert 16:10:00
22 Team Jumbo-Visma 16:15:00
 
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Robert5091 said:
Big day for GC guys. Anyone know how was the start order was decided?

Edit - update - see from rulebook https://netstorage.lequipe.fr/ASO/cycling_tdf/rules-reglement-tour-de-france-2019.pdf
On the stage 2 team time trial, teams will start at 5’ intervals in reverse order based on the team classification following stage 1, except for the race leader’s team, which will go off last
Thanks for the starting order info. Ineos is going to be in the hot seat for a long time.
 
So, did Ineos do this on purpose? The wind may play in their favour a little bit - but they have no time splits to compare to. Ineos favourites according to the bookies, but I'd say Jumbo and DQS.

Also, I don't get why Michelton is considered 3rd favourite. They have both Yates' and Haig, that three guys that are of little use in a TTT. It's all about Watts and big guys, guys that weigh 55-65 kg are just not helping the rest.
 

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