Stage 1

Chris Froome 'pretty happy' after tough Stage 1 time trial

We caught up with race favourite Chris Froome to hear his opinion of his Stage 1 performance. In a word? "Tough!"

Rohan Dennis: Preparation paid off on Stage 1 time trial

Young Australian powerhouse Rohan Dennis revealed he'd put in the prep work before his thunderous stage-winning ride in Utrecht.

Geraint Thomas: I went full gas but didn't feel good on Stage 1 time trial

Sky's affable Welshman was just happy to get through the individual TT in Utrecht, especially as he didn't feel his best despite posting a very solid time.

Tour 2015 Stage 1 highlights: Rohan Dennis rides storming time trial in Utrecht to take yellow jersey

Rohan Dennis pulls on the first yellow of the 2015 Tour.

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BMC's time trial specialist Rohan Dennis blitzed his rivals on the streets of Utrecht to win Stage 1's individual TT and earn the Australian the first yellow jersey of the 2015 Tour de France.

Dennis set a fearsome pace in very warm weather as he went out first of the favourites and he finished the 13.8km course in 14mins 56secs. TT monster Tony Martin finished second, with Swiss powerhouse Fabian Cancellara in third.

Alex Dowsett disappointed with Stage 1 time trial: I cooked myself early on

There was no hiding from Tour debutant Alex Dowsett when he spoke candidly to Ned after his time trial. The Essex-born rider admitted that he didn't do himself justice in Utrecht, albeit on a very short course that didn't quite suit him.

Video: Marianne Vos proud of Utrecht Grand Depart

Our reporter Ned Boulting chatted to Dutch women's cycling legend Marianne Vos about the men's Tour and also got a progress report on her recovery from injury.

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Tour de France 2015: Stage 1 video preview

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