Rohan Dennis wins stage one time trial by smallest of margins at the Tour de Suisse 2019

Geraint Thomas was the fastest of the GC contenders

Rohan Dennis during stage one of the Tour de Suisse 2019 (Photo by Heinz Zwicky/Getty Images)

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Rohan Dennis (Bahrain-Merida) won the opening stage one time trial of the 2019 Tour de Suisse to take the overall race lead, beating Maciej Bodnar (Bora-Hansgrohe) by fractions of a second.

After Dennis had completed the 9.5km course in 10-50, Michael Matthews (Sunweb) came across the finish line one second slower, finishing third, with the two Danes Søren Kragh Andersen (Sunweb) and Kasper Asgreen (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) two seconds back and finishing fourth and fifth respectively.

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