Kicked off the 72nd version of the three-week Spanish race.
With best time of 13.7 km on the roads of the French city of Nimes overcame riders American BMC. Rohan Dennis crossed the finish line first, got the red Jersey of overall leader.
Christopher froome on the second stage will come with a 9-second gap from the interim leader. Vincenzo nibali loses to Dennis 31 second, and final career, Alberto Contador – 35.
The results of the first stage:
1. BMC (USA) FROM 15.58
2. Quick-Step Floors (Belgium) – 0,06
3. Sunweb (Germany) – 0,06
4. Sky (UK) – 0,09
5. ORICA-Scott (Australia) – 0,17
Overall standings after the first stage:
1. Rohan Dennis (Australia, BMC) from 15.58
2. Daniel OSS (Italy / BMC)
3. Nicolas Roche (Ireland, BMC)
Tomorrow Vuelta-2017 203-kilometer flat stage with a finish in the French Gruissan. The main contenders are John Degenkolb, Sacha Modolo, josé Joaquim Rojas, Juan Jose Lobato and others.
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