Contador and late starters favoured as weather closes in

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Spaniard Alberto Contador and other late starters in the Tour de France opening prologue time trial today now look to have a better opportunity of winning as Rotterdam weather has taken a turn for the worse.

Dark clouds, wind and rain moved in an hour prior to the start, though temperatures remain near 25°C.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.