Tour de Suisse 2014 Stage 1: Martin takes time trial

Tony MartinThe first stage of the Tour de Suisse - a short time trial of 9.4 kilometres - was won by World Champion Tony Martin. Home favourite Fabian Cancellara finished fourth, 16 seconds down. Dutchman Dumoulin came closest to the big German, finishing just 6 seconds back. (Slideshow route/profile)

Tour de Suisse 2014: Results 1st stage

1. Tony Martin (Ger)
2. Tom Dumoulin (Nld) + 0.06
3. Rohan Dennis (Aus) + 0.13
4. Fabian Cancellara (Swi) + 0.16
5. Domenico Pozzivivo (Ita) + 0.19
6. Peter Sagan (Svk) s.t.
7. Bauke Mollema (Nld) +0.22
8. Tom-Jelte Slagter (Nld) + 0.23
9. Ion Izagirro (Spa) + 0.27
10. Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) +0.29

GC after 1st stage
1. Tony Martin (Ger)
2. Tom Dumoulin (Nld) + 0.06
3. Rohan Dennis (Aus) + 0.13
4. Fabian Cancellara (Swi) + 0.16
5. Domenico Pozzivivo (Ita) + 0.19
6. Peter Sagan (Svk) s.t.
7. Bauke Mollema (Nld) +0.22
8. Tom-Jelte Slagter (Nld) + 0.23
9. Ion Izagirro (Spa) + 0.27
10. Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) +0.29

Race report
Peter Sagan is an early starter today and finishes in 14’07″, the best time for quite a while. Last year’s GC runner up Bauke Mollema is 0’03” down on the Slovak, which proves to be a good time given his overall ambitions. Other contenders like Bradley Wiggins, Roman Kreuziger, Matthias Frank, Thibaut Pinot and defending champion Rui Costa all fail in improving the Dutchman’s 14’10”.

24-Year old Aussie Rohan Dennis is the first to be faster than Sagan and then it’s up to der Pantzerwagen. Tony Martin is by far the fastest, the only rider coming ‘a sort of near’ is Tom Dumoulin at 6 seconds. Of the GC riders only Domenico Pozzovivio improves on Mollema, taking 0’03”.

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