Stage 1 | Dennis scorches to victory in Utrecht

Jul 04, 2015, 07:54 PM

July 4 | The Tour de France is underway and the Telegraph Cycling Podcast team of Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the opening time trial in Utrecht.

Rohan Dennis of BMC Racing won the stage ahead of Tony Martin, Fabian Cancellara and Tom Dumoulin in front of huge crowds.

Richard, Lionel and Daniel discuss Dennis’s improvements since joining BMC Racing, his temperament and his future prospects.

They also talk about the significance of an Eritrean rider, Daniel Teklehaimanot, being the first to roll down the start ramp in Utrecht.

And they dissect the minor controversy over Astana flouting the MPCC [Mouvement Pour un Cyclisme Crédible] rules by allowing Lars Boom to ride after a test showed he had a low cortisol level.

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