Started Vuelty. König and Team Sky won the team time

It was a great time for Orica to get the second one under 31 minutes. But BMC won the last two world championships in this discipline, but this time it was not enough for the best, just seven tenths

At that point, there were only four teams remaining on the track, only two of which could really have put Orika in danger – Movistar and Sky.

And both of them succeeded.Movistar led by Alejandro Valverde came in front of the Australian team for six seconds and it seemed that the 36-year-old Spaniard would once again get a red jersey.

But this time the team was Sky. He was a little hesitant about a few yards ahead of the finish when Chris Froome had to stick with Leopold Könige for three of his coopers, but eventually the Czech-British pair managed to win and less than a second of the winning time.

In addition to Nairo Quintana Chris Froome has won all his competitors in the fight for a total ranking of precious time right in the first leg. Chaves, sixty-two Kruijswijk and even fifty-two Alberto Contador, are six seconds away.

The second Czech cyclist Zdeněk Štybar finished with the Etixx team in fifth place with a loss of 22 seconds.

How It Happened

p> It’s already a bit of a tradition to say.

While the Tour i Giro at the start of the Prologue race with classical stages, Spain’s Vuelta has begun for the seventh consecutive team time.In 2009, the last stage was the last one – the prologue was won by Fabian Cancellara.

Fortunately this year was not like “wilderness” like last year. You will surely remember how bikers went literally along the beach and the stage was neutralized over the day.

“It’s all this year just after the asphalt,” said director Vuelta Javier Guillen with a smile in January.

And he kept his word.

The 27.8-kilometer-long and mostly flat team time went out of the thermal spa in the Balneario de laias. The whole route led past a massive reservoir to Castrelo de Miño.

“It’s a pretty complicated time trial, technical with lots of turns.It will be difficult to give a certain pace to the whole team, “said Tournament winner Chris Froome before the start.

Big favorites were the world champions in this discipline – cyclist BMC. “We have won almost every team time in which we started. Anything but victory will be a disappointment, “Tejay van Garderen said.

Bora-Argon 18 was the first team to start this year’s Vuelta.Even without Jan Bárta, Peter Sagan’s new stables have been a great time since next season.

He failed to overcome Astana for just one second, mainly due to the problem of the young Miguel Angela Lopéz, who had just started the chain with a chain. “We’ve lost enough time, maybe I can get it back,” he lamented at the finish.

It was already slowly approaching the Etixx cyclists who put the bar high. They were the first to get under 31 minutes and get 35 seconds before Boru.

They were overtaken by the traditionally strong Orica and Esteban Chaves, for sixteen seconds. “I’m happy, the track we traveled six or seven times, we knew exactly where to push.Perhaps it will be enough to win, “he said, smiling just like the Colombian.

A few minutes later, he had to bite all his nails. The BMC was approaching the finish line. Samuel Sanchez, however, was not worn red jersey this time. American stable was seven-tenths slower

The last four teams were left. Lotto-Jumbo did not hit the fight for victory, but Movistar was driving a fantastic time slot. For the last nine kilometers, Oriko had thirteen seconds to go to Oriah. Chaves’s wishes were not heard this time.

But Movistar’s lead was only a few minutes before the Sky team train hit.For a while, Sky seemed to lose four-tenths of this victory fight and red jersey to lose, but then there was a review of the results and the first leader of the Spanish race was Peter Kennaugh. Leopold König reached the British squadron on fourth place in front of Chris Froom and the same leader in the overall ranking.