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Rather handily some cycling nerd did some analysis of the recent TTTs before the TdF

We can look at some of the more recent TTTs to give us an idea of how it might pan out.

A couple from 2018 first......

TDF Stage 3 (35.5km) Top-5 (BMC, Sky, Quick-Step, Mitchelton and Sunweb) all covered by 11 seconds. Bigger gaps after that.

Worlds TTT (62.8km) It was the usual suspects of  Quick-Step, Sunweb and BMC at the top. Don't forget though there was a nasty old climb in the middle of the stage which we obviously won't have in Bruxelles.

......and now into 2019.

Colombia 2.1 Stage 1 (14km) EF won just ahead of Deceunick and INEOS. Bear in mind the time of season and team composition.

UAE Stage 1 (16km) Jumbo beat a strong Sunweb team. Bahrain in third.

Tirreno-Adriatico Stage 1 (21.5km) Mitchelton were 12th in UAE, but with a much better suited squad in Italy they did a whole lot better. Jumbo and Sunweb were again on the podium.

Coppi e Bartali Stage 1b (13.3km) Mitchelton won again, but not a lot to be learnt from this.

Hammer Stavanager TTT (48.9km) CCC and INEOS were close and then larger gaps, but the nature of the competition means times weren't the be and end all.

Hammer Limburg TTT (49.6km) Mitchelton repeated their trick from UAE-TA. 1m46 down on CCC in Norway, but a short while later beat the Polish team by 16s to take the win here.

Just one major result to add to that.

Tour de France Stage 2 (27.6km) Jumbo smashed everyone out of the ground. Winning by 20 seconds. Much closer between the teams after that.

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