Read about Stage 1 Race Results here
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Today in Stage 1 we hear from Team Director Matt White and the boys about the Time Trial course. Low on corners and high on flats, it's agreed this is a pretty safe course and will be good to give it a solid nudge.
We see massive numbers of supporters line the streets in Utrecht, Netherlands, and meet India's biggest Orica-GreenEDGE fan, who's gifted some French food to the team and prompted Matt to invite any other fans to follow down the same path. So if you're reading this from Netherlands, you should swing on by with some Poffertjes.
As the boys prepare for the race there's plenty of ice jacket action, with Utrecht putting on the kind of heated conditions you'd expect from Tour Down Under.