Saturday August 19th, 2017

Stage 1Nîmes / Nîmes

Start 17h30 (Local time)

Dennis: "We needed everything to win it"

interview19.08.2017Stage 1- Nîmes / Nîmes

Rohan Dennis (BMC), first overall leader of La Vuelta 2017 : “Everything went according to our plan. We were a bit nervous when Sky came, I thought that maybe we'd lose it on the line but we came off as the strongest team. We executed perfectly. The circuit was very technical. We needed everything to win it. We showed our true power in the team time-trial. It feels great to have the red jersey. I feel like it's an achievement but at the same time the whole team won and I'm the only one who gets to wear it. That's the only downfall I believe compared to when I got the yellow jersey (after the opening ITT of the Tour de France 2015), I get all the credit while it was a team effort.”


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    BMC Racing Team made the most of the opening time-trial of the 72nd La Vuelta, Saturday at Nîmes: stage victory for the American team and first red jersey for Rohan Dennis. With a time of 15'58” over 13.7km, BMC dominated Quick-Step Floors and Team Sunweb with a margin of six seconds. Chris Froome and Team Sky took the fourth place and already won time over most of their rivals for the general classification. BMC already won the ITT in 2015. Dennis is the first Australian rider to wear...

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