The Vuelta a Espana opening stage saw BMC Racing rack up yet another win in the team time trial format, beating Quickstep-Floors and Team Sunweb into 2nd & 3rd respectively. Rohan Dennis was first across the line and will be the first wearer of the red race leaders’ jersey. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka was the 3rd team to start this late afternoon’s 13.7km team time trial in Nimes. It was an extremely technical course on narrow roads with many corners and tricky descents. The first priority for our African Team was to get around safely and then to limit our losses to main GC.