Tom Bohli of the BMC Development team took victory and the leaders jersey in the 3.6km prologue as the Wiggins team made their debut. Photos by Andy Jones
New British UCI Continental team, Wiggins made their official race debut at the Tour de Normandie stage race on Monday, which kicked-off with a 3.6km prologue.
Jonathan Dibben, Andy Tennant, Dan Patten, Christopher Lawless, Mark Christian and Owain Doull were the selected riders showing off the Wiggins Rapha kit and Pinarello F8 bikes for the first time, however the riders donned all black skinsuits for the time trial, as the team coloured suits weren’t ready in time for the UCI 2.2 race.
Tom Bohli of the BMC Development team took the prologue win and an early lead in the overall, beating Madison Genesis‘s Tom Scully into second place by two seconds.
Britain’s and Wiggins’s highest placed rider was Doull, who finished 10 seconds back in 17th position.
The race begins in earnest on Tuesday with a 207km stage to Forges-le-Eaux, before finally concluding on Sunday with the final stage into Caen.