Dennis Fulfils Pre-Race Predictions To Take Vuelta A Espana Opening Time Trial

Rohan Dennis (BMC) in the green jersey

Rohan Dennis ( BMC Racing Team ) fulfilled widespread predictions that he would take the opening time trial of the Vuelta a España on Saturday evening to claim his second Grand Tour lead of the 2018 season. In the process, the Australian once more captured the lead of the Vuelta on its first stage, just as he had done last August in the Vuelta's opening team time trial, and won his fifth individual time trial win of the season. It is also the third time in four years that BMC Racing Team had won the opening stage of the Vuelta a España, twice in team time trials and once in an individual event. Dennis admitted that Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) had run him a little closer than he would have liked, but his margin of six seconds over the Pole in such a short time trial was nonetheless a very ...

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