Geraint Thomas left in disbelief after taking Tour de France time trial victory and yellow jersey

The Welshman took his first Grand Tour victory on the opening day of the Tour de France and with it the maillot jaune

(Image credit: ASO/Alex BROADWAY)

Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) took the Tour de France's yellow jersey and was in disbelief after winning the stage one time trial in Düsseldorf on Saturday afternoon.

Thomas was the fastest around Düsseldorf's 14-kilometre wet and slick parcours. He clocked 16-04 minutes, which was enough to beat the times of Tony Martin (Katusha-Alpecin) at eight seconds back and team-mate Chris Froome at 12 seconds.

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