RBA/AFP – Switzerland’s Stefan Kung will wear the first race leader’s jersey at the Tour de Suisse after his BMC outfit won Saturday’s opening team time-trial.
Swiss time-trial champion Kung was first over the line as his team finished the 18km race against the clock around Frauenfeld. The result was a bonus for BMC’s team leader Richie Porte who stole a march on his rivals for overall victory in the week-long stage race.
BMC finished in 20min 18sec to beat Sunweb by 20sec with Quick-Step third at 27sec. Overall contenders, such as Movistar pair Nairo Quintana and Mikel Landa lost more than 30sec.
Sunday’s second stage of the traditional Tour de France warm-up is a 155km run around Frauenfeld.