Pascal Ackermann won the second stage of the Criterium du Dauphine in a sprint on Tuesday, while Daryl Impey claimed the overall lead thanks to a time bonus.
The 35-kilometre contre-la-montre par équipe, which is incidentally the same length as the Tour de France's team time trial, is flat and takes the riders southwest from Pont-de-Vaux to Louhans-Châteaurenaud.
Kwiatkowski said his Sky team handled the technically hard team time trial course with verve. If I could have picked up one stage win in the Dauphine, I'd like it to be the TTT.
Sky won the 35-kilometer stage in 36 minutes, 33.46 seconds, 37 seconds ahead of closest rival BMC.
"It's probably one of Team Sky's best time trials ever", he said.Читайте также: Refreshed Rafael Nadal surges into French Open semifinals
BMC Racing held on to second place as Lotto Soudal took third, another 16 seconds behind. Teammates Gianni Moscon, Jonathan Castroviejo and Geraint Thomas complete the top four.
Kwiatkowski duly moved back into the overall lead after he briefly lost it yesterday to Mitchelton-Scott's stage one victor Daryl Impey.
Despite not being present himself, today's win will have made happy viewing for defending Tour champion Chris Froome as he will need a strong team around him if he's to win yet another Grand Tour. "We rode a flawless stage, technically and tactically, on the entire course".
The race moves into the mountains on Thursday, with a 181km stage from Chazey-sur-Ain to Lans-en-Vercors.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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