Rabobank claimed back-to-back wins in the first two stages of the Tour of Brittany in Jersey, with Martijn Keizer scooping a narrow win in the time trial around the coast at St. Ouen.
Keizer clocked a time of 12-43 for the 10km, which seems all the more impressive in light of the howling head wind on the run in to the finish and a steep climb that caught many riders by surprise.
Keizer’s team-mate Jetse Bol, who won the first road stage on Saturday, was 6th in the time trial, enough to keep in the leader’s white and green jersey.
Ian Bibby was the top British finisher in 12th and now lies 20th overall.
After the first two stages in Jersey, the race returned to French soil in Brittany for the remainder of the race.
Tour of Brittany, stage two: St. Ouen-St. Ouen, 10km
1. Martijn Keizer (Ned) Rabobank Continental 12-43
2. Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne Schuller st
3. Nicolas Baldo (Fra) Atlas Personal at 0-03
4. Florian Morizot (Fra) Big Mat at 0-06
5. Jakob Steigmiller (Ger) Thüringer Energie at 0-10
General classification after stage two:
1. Jetse Bol (Ned) Rabobank Continental 3:32-26
2. Johan Le Bon (Fra) Bretagne Schuller at 0-11
3. Sander Oostlander (Ned) Van Vliet at 0-14
4. Julien Antomarchi (Fra) V.C. La Pomme Marseille at 0-22
5. Arkimed Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) Itera Katusha at 0-30
20. Ian Bibby (GBR) Great Britain at 1-39
26. Pete Williams (GBR) Great Britain at 1-46