If anyone harboured any doubts about the fact that Froome was going to win this Tour it took him just 30 minutes to straighten things out.
He destroyed everyone in including the man who’s probably the world’s number one ‘chronoman’ – Tom Dumoulin.
Whilst the mountains may be beautiful, a time trial up one is a daunting prospect.
But riders like Keisse and Hayman just have to ‘get on with it’ riding stages way outside their comfort zones.
We got ourselves set up to follow big Lithuanian Ramunas Navardauskas in the time test and duly lined up behind the Cannondale car.
The course was beautiful – but savage with varying gradients, fast bits, some real killer ramps and a descent to close.
The fans were enthusiastic but causing no danger to our boy – however, as the afternoon wears on and the alcohol kicks in under that hot sun…
And you have to wonder what possesses some of them to come up with the stuff they do – like this gentleman and his wooden bike…