Tour GC contenders: the winners and losers after stage one

Alberto Contador, Tour de France 2011, stage one

Immediately after the finish of the 2011 Tour de France's opening stage, the Team Sky bus was the venue for an agonising wait while manager Dave Brailsford and team leader Bradley Wiggins tried to establish whether Wiggins would receive the same finish time as the lead group he had been in before he was held up by a crash.

The rules state that when a crash occurs inside the final three kilometres of a stage, as this one did, the riders involved or held up are attributed with the same time as the riders they were with at the time of the accident.

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