Will Tony Martin win the opening stage of the 2017 Tour de France in front of his home fans or will Rohan Dennis recreate his winning ride of the 2015 Tour? It’s never too early to start speculating about future Tours de France, and with the unveiling of the opening stages of the 2017 Grand Boucle in Dusseldorf we’ve been thinking about who might win the opening time trial.
Like in Utrecht in 2015 , organisers have decided to start with a full-blown time trial rather than a shorter prologue and like in Utrecht, the first stage is 13km long.
Dusseldorf, again like Utrecht, seems to be a pretty flat city judging by a quick glance at some topography maps, so the result could be quite similar.
But the middle section of the 2017 opening stage looks pretty technical, with some sharp turns and bridges, but the sweeping run along the Rhine at the start and finish could lead to some fast times on the course.
Here are our five picks for the win on stage one of the 2017 Tour de France . Tony Martin
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