Stage 1 | Nîmes | Vuelta a España 2017
The Vuelta a España started in Nîmes in the south of France with a spectacular team time trial that took the riders through the Roman amphitheatre in the centre of the town.
BMC Racing won the stage and put their Australian rider Rohan Dennis into the first red jersey of the race.
In this episode, kicking off three weeks of coverage of the third grand tour of the season, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe are joined by Spanish journalist Fran Reyes to discuss the opening stage.
We hear from Marco Pinotti, BMC's time trial coach, about how the team laid the foundations for victory. We also hear from LottoNL-Jumbo's George Bennett who felt the course was too technical.
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