Seven of the best Tour de France time trials (video)

Remind yourself of those Tour time trials that will long be remembered.

Photo: Graham Watson

For the first time since 2012, this year's Tour de France will begin with a time trial. Indeed, the 13.8-kilometre test around Utrecht is the race's sole individual time trial, and is unlikely to have that great an impact on deciding who wears yellow in Paris.

However, there have been numerous Tour time trials that will long be remembered for helping determine the outcome of the race; below are seven that you may wish to remind yourselves of ahead of tomorrow's Grand Départ.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.