35.5 KM ( TTT) CHOLET > CHOLET - 38’46’’28 [BMC]
Today's Team Time Trial passed off without major incident for the Wanty-Groupe Gobert boys. Pasqua told us his main impressions of the day were the dozens of cameramen on the roadside, as well as the millions of roundabouts they had to negotiate en-route. All the lads were blown away at the number of WGG fans cheering them on. I've told Pasqua I'm selling my house tomorrow so that I can get on to Paddypower and put all the cash all on him winning stage 6. I'm not sure he realises I'm serious ...
Pasqua leads Wanty-Groupe Gobert in the Team Time Trial
The TTT route was a 35.5 km loop out and back from Cholet. Not a typically flat UK-style TT route it featured a couple of little kickers, one of which did for Peter Sagan and his hopes of retaining the yellow jersey again today.
Dion Smith proudly wears the KOM jersey in the Team Time Trial