We caught up with race favourite Chris Froome to hear his opinion of his Stage 1 performance. In a word? "Tough!"
Young Australian powerhouse Rohan Dennis revealed he'd put in the prep work before his thunderous stage-winning ride in Utrecht.
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.
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.