Helping HImself G17-72
Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin) came up to the line feeling good about his ride. The individual time trial is oft called the 'race of truth' because it is just the rider, his bike and the clock. There is no support from the team, so race strategy, no drafting, just a lone rider doing the best that he (or she) can. Zakarin was able to put himself into eight place on the GC after a strong showing today. It should be noted that less than two minutes separate him from second place, although he is over four minutes down on the new Maglia Rosa of Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb).