Tour de France Stage 1 report

Fabian Cancellara, Tour de France 2009, stage 1 TT, July 4 2009

Pre-race favourite Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) won the opening time trial at the Tour de France with another dominate ride in the  15km loop around Monaco. The big Swiss rider set a time of 19-32, beating all the previous times by huge margin to take the first yellow jersey of the 2009 Tour de France.

Alberto Contador (Astana) finished second at 19-50, 18 seconds slower, beating Britain's Bradley Wiggins (Garmin) by a single second.

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