Chris Froome will be the 195th rider to start the Tour de France opening time trial, setting off at 17.14 local time

Movistar have bucked the trend of sending their general classification leader out last on the opening time trial at the Tour de France, with Nairo Quintana heading out early on the 13.8km course.

Alejandro Valverde will be the last rider off for Movistar at 17:12, while Quintana rolls down the ramp two hours earlier at 15:00 local time.

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MTN-Qhubeka’s Daniel Teklehaimanot will be the first rider on the course, kicking things off at 14:00 (13:00 BST), with the next 197 riders following at one-minute intervals.

Ian Stannard is the first British rider off at 14:18, followed 14 minutes later by Mark Cavendish. Alex Dowsett, one of the favourites for the stage, rolls out at 16:28, with Chris Froome the 195th rider to start at 17:14.

FDJ, like Movistar, have chosen to send their GC contender out in the middle of the day, with Thibaut Pinot setting off 15:47 and Arnaud Démare their last rider off, a minute after Froome.

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As defending champion, Vincenzo Nibali has to wait until last to set off at 17:17 with Alberto Contador the last Tinkoff-Saxo rider down the ramp at 17:13.

Download the full Tour de France TT start list and look out for your favourite riders.

Key start times (all local time, subtract an hour for British time)
14:32 – Mark Cavendish
14:37 – Rohan Dennis
14:38 – Jonathan Castroviejo
14:55 – Simon Yates
15:00 – Nairo Quintana
15:02 – Luke Rowe
15:47 – Thibaut Pinot
16:01 – Adam Yates
16:25 – Tom Dumoulin
16:28 – Alex Dowsett
16:44 – Tony Martin
16:50 – Adriano Malori
16:51 – Peter Sagan
16:52 – Geraint Thomas
17:03 – Fabian Cancellara
17:11 – Tejay van Garderen
17:13 – Alberto Contador
17:14 – Chris Froome
17:17 – Vincenzo Nibali

 Cycling Weekly’s experts discuss the opening stage time trial

  • Link now fixed – many apologies!

  • Chucky Beans

    How do they decide the sequence of riders for stage 1?

  • Richard

    Link to the full Tour de France TT start list doesn’t work