Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) won yet another Tour de France prologue time trial in Rotterdam, blasting around the 8.9km in a time of 10:00.49
Germany’s Tony Martin (HTC-Columbia) was the fastest for most of the day but finished second with a time of 10:10. Britain’s David Millar (Garmin-Transitions) was third a further ten seconds back.
Lance Armstrong (RadioShack) showed his Tour de France form, taking an fourth with a time of 10:22. Happy with his ride, Armstrong tweeted ‘TdF FINALLY under way! I felt great start to finish. Content w/ the result. Congrats to Fabian. Class ride’
Main rival and 2009 Tour de France winner Alberto Contador (Astana) was sixth in 10:27.
Cancellara will wear the yellow jersey during Sunday’s 223.5km opening road race stage from Rotterdam to Brussels.
Photo courtesy Fotoreporter Sirotti