Rohan Dennis storms to victory and overall lead in Vuelta a España opening time trial

The Australian dominated in the short opening time trial to complete stage wins in all three Grand Tours

Rohan Dennis on stage one of the 2018 Vuelta a España (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing) won the opening time trial of the 2018 Vuelta a España in Malaga, beating Michal Kwiatkowski to the stage victory and the overall lead.

The Australian champion blitzed the 8km course at over 49.6kph, well up on Kwiatkowski at the intermediate check before driving the pace to finish six seconds up on the Pole.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

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