Stage 1 | Laias to Parque Náutico Castrelo de Miño | Vuelta a España 2016

Aug 20, 2016, 08:48 PM
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August 20 | The Vuelta a España got underway with a team time trial in Galicia and it was a good day for overall contenders Chris Froome, Alejandro Valverde, Nairo Quintana, Esteban Chaves and Tejay Van Garderen and a less good one for Alberto Contador.

The Vuelta often begins with a team time trial but the discipline rarely costs one of the major favourites almost a minute before the race is truly underway, but that was the time Contador and his Tinkoff team lost to Team Sky and Movistar.

Sky's Peter Kennaugh took the first leader's red jersey of the race by leading them across the line and Froome, who won the Tour de France in July and a bronze medal in the time trial at the Olympics last week, got his campaign off to a flying start. They were less than a second in front of Movistar.

In this, the first episode of our daily Vuelta coverage, Richard Moore and Lionel Birnie discuss the stage's winners and losers. We also hear from American rider Larry Warbasse, who is part of IAM Cycling's line-up for the race. IAM Cycling is withdrawing its sponsorship at the end of the season and so this is the team's final grand tour.

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