Garmin-Cervelo, Vuelta a Espana 2011, stage one TTT

Sky, BMC Racing and all the strong time trial squads have invested time in the 33.2-kilometre Giro d'Italia team time trial that they'll confront in Verona today. With a strong ride, Sky's Geraint Thomas could make the nine-second leap and over take Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing) for the pink jersey.

"It'd be nice, just to be in that position," Thomas told Cycling Weekly. "We'll go flat out, but so will Garmin, GreenEdge and BMC. It will be like the Tour de France last year, when it was so close."

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