The 22 teams contesting the 2015 Tour de France will line up for a key team time trial stage on Sunday, July 12.
After eight days of hard racing, the riders remaining in the race will tackle a hilly route from Vannes to Plumelec in Brittany, north-west France.
Chris Froome (Sky) goes into the stage in the race lead, but BMC Racing’s Tejay van Garderen will undoubtedly aim to overthrow Froome at the top of the leaderboard. BMC are the current TTT world champions and have earmarked this crucial stage.
The first team sets off at 3pm local time (2pm British time), with Team Sky the last off at 4.45pm (3.45pm British time). Squads set off at five minute intervals.
The team’s finish time is given when the fifth rider from that squad crosses the line.
Tour de France 2015 stage nine team time trial start order
Subtract one hour for British time
15:05 Bretagne Seche Environnement
15:25 Bora-Argon 18
15:35 IAM Cycling
15:50 Trek Factory Racing
16:25 Ag2r La Mondiale
16:40 BMC Racing
16:45 Team Sky
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