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Tour de Suisse stage 1 Live – An early test against the clock

VADUZ LIECHTENSTEIN JUNE 09 Thomas Pidcock of The United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers sprints during the 87th Tour de Suisse 2024 Stage 1 a 477km individual time trial stage from Vaduz to Vaduz UCIWT on June 09 2024 in Vaduz Liechtenstein Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images


Around 50 riders left to start.

Roger Adria gets to the start ramp late but still manages to start his effort on time.

The final stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné has finished. Read our report of stage 8 here.

There aren’t many riders contending for the stage or the GC left to start today.

100 riders have now finished their efforts today.

Tom Pidcock out on course earlier on.

It’s starting to rain out on course now. It’s no surprise that most of the big names started early today.

Kielich way down at the finish with a time of 5:30.52.

A 5:25.67 for Cavendish, who gets around the course safely.

A quick start for Timo Kielich, who goes second at the checkpoint, almost level on time with Stehli’s best time there.

Now Mark Cavendish starts his ride.

Sam Watson with a very good time at the finish – 5:14.22 – to go sixth so far.

Reigning champion Skjelmose during his effort.

5:12.58 for Fisher-Black at the line, good for fifth place.

Nys ends up with a 5:28.87 as Finn Fisher-Black gets underway.

Thibau Nys now out on course. He crosses the first checkpoint with a time of 1:23.02.

Sergio Higuita across the line with a time of 5:30.72.

5:22.73 at the finish for Pidcock.

Not many other big contenders out there at the moment…

Del Toro way down at the finish with a time of 5:54.77 so he must’ve had a major problem out on the course.

Einer Rubio, Tom Pidcock, Richard Carapaz coming soon.

Isaac Del Toro now out on course. He set a time of 1:19.91 at the checkpoint.

Stehli crosses the line with a time of 5:32.88. The checkpoint time was either a timing error or he just went out very fast.

Stefan Bissegger out on course today.

5:16.74 for Mattias Skjelmose at the finish.

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