Norway’s Thor Hushovd seized leader’s yellow jersey at the Tour de France after his Garmin-Cervelo team won the time-trial in stage two in Les Essarts on Sunday.
The American outfit completed the race in 24 minutes and 48 seconds at an average speed of 55.6 kph, edging out compatriots BMC by four seconds.
Meanwhile Britain’s Team Sky produced a solid run but eventually had to settle for third place after finishing just a fraction of a second further back.
Monday’s third stage sees the peloton travel from Olonne-sur-Mer to Redon, in what is likely to be the first chance for the sprinters to shine.
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