BMC Racing Team won the first stage of the 52nd edition of the Race of the Two Seas, a 22.7km Team Time Trial, ahead of Quick-Step Floors and FDJ, at the record average speed of 58.329kph (breaking their own previous record of 56.947kph set last year). The Italian rider Damiano Caruso is the first leader of the GC and was awarded the Maglia Azzurra, by NamedSport.
1 – BMC Racing Team 22.7km in 23’21”, average speed 58.329kph
2 – Quick-Step Floors at 16″
3 – Movistar Team at 21″
1 – Damiano Caruso (BMC Racing Team)
2 – Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
3 – Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) s.t.