Tour de France 2019 stage two team time trial start times

Here's when each team will be kicking off their effort

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The 2019 Tour de France continues with a 27.6km team time trial around Brussels on stage two.

Belgium's capital will host a fairly flat TTT that is likely to shape the general classification battle for the opening week, after stage one's sprint concluded with no major upsets in the overall.

Jumb0-Visma's Mike Teunissen holds the yellow jersey heading into stage two after his shock victory over former world champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe).

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Teunissen's team are always strong in the discipline so the Dutchman has the potential to tighten his grip on the Tour lead, with the likes of Tony Martin, Wout van Aert and Steven Kruijswijk all strong against the clock.

Team Ineos will be the first squad to set off on stage two of the Tour de France 2019  at 2.30pm central European time- many believe the British WorldTour outfit could take the stage win given the strength of the time triallists in their squad.

Sunweb are also strong contenders in the TTT, with the German squad keen to take a stage win where they can get it after losing general classification leader Tom Dumoulin before the race. They kick off at 3.35pm Belgian time.

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Mitchelton-Scott, setting off at 3.50pm local time, have also been phenomenal in the team stages in the past and they will be looking for a strong position to keep Adam Yates in with a chance at the overall.

World champions in the team time trial Deceuninck - Quick-Step are off at 4.05pm with leading squad Jumbo-Visma last to race at 4.15pm local time.

Tour de France 2019 stage two team time trial start times (CET)

1. Team Ineos (GBr) 2.30pm

2. Arkéa-Samsic (Fra) 2.35pm

3. Astana (Kaz) 2.40pm

4. Groupama-FDJ (Fra) 2.45pm

5. Ag2r La Mondiale (Fra) 2.50pm

6. Movistar (Esp) 2.55pm

7. Total-Direct Energie (Fra) 3pm

8. CCC Team (Pol) 3.05pm

9. UAE Team Emirates (UAE) 3.10pm

10. Trek-Segafredo (USA) 3.15pm

11. Katusha-Alpecin (Sui) 3.20pm

12. Cofidis, Solutions Credits (Fra) 3.25pm

13. Dimension Data (RSA) 3.30pm

14. Sunweb (Ger) 3.35pm

15. Bora-Hansgrohe (Ger) 3.40pm.

16. Lotto-Soudal (Bel) 3.45pm

17. Mitchelton-Scott (Aus) 3.50pm

18. Bahrain-Merida (Brn) 3.55pm

19. EF Education First (USA) 4pm

20. Deceuninck - Quick-Step (Bel) 4.05pm

21. Wanty-Gobert (Bel) 4.10pm

22. Jumbo-Visma (Ned) 4.15pm

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Alex Ballinger
Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.