Sky Procycling is the first leader of the team standings of the Tour de France in 2012 to the chagrin of the local team Omega Pharma-Quickstep who had hoped to wear the yellow ‘dossard' in the stage across Wallonia on Sunday. The puncture of Tony Martin in the prologue decided otherwise. “It is a pity also for the team classification because we planned to carry the lead throughout the first week,” said Patrick Lefevere, the manager of OPQS. He was delighted with the performance of Sylvain Chavanel (3rd) and Peter Velits (12th) but his team missed out by 13 seconds – largely due to the change of the bike that the world champion needed. He ultimately finished 43rd, 23 seconds behind Cancellara. Sky, with Wiggins (second), Boasson Hagen (6th) and Froome (11th), confirms the collective superiority of the squad in the prologue.
Sky feeds off the regrets of Omega Pharma-Quickstep
- 16:30Summary of the race
- 17:37Cancellara in yellow on day one - for the...
- 16:00Interview - Stage Winner
- 18:46Sky feeds off the regrets of Omega...
- 18:37Time for Phil Gil?
- 18:05Tejay van Garderen:
- 16:27Fabian Cancellara:
- 11:30Who will take the first yellow jersey of...
- 10:30The prologue's route
- 10:00Analysis of the stage
Jersey wearers after the prologue
Receive exclusive news about the Tour de France