Team Sunweb stormed round the Tour de Suisse in a time of 20’37”, placing the World Champions in the discipline second on the stage, 20″ down on the stage winners.
The rolling 18,3km course was a test for all the teams out on the course, with Team Sunweb down to four riders by the finish.
Wilco Kelderman, Sam Oomen, Søren Kragh Andersen and Michael Matthews now all sit 20″ down on GC, in 5th to 8th ahead of tomorrow’s opening road stage.
After the stage, Team Sunweb coach Marc Reef said of the team performance: “The goal was to come over the two climbs in the beginning with a minimum of six riders and do a technically good TTT overall. As it worked out, we had already lost three riders before the top of the second climb and as a result we had to do the last 12km with just four riders. In the end we finished second which is still a good start to the race.”