Hitting the Start
The United States brought a really strong team to Ponferrada, Spain in hopes of going home with a Rainbow Jersey. Perhaps with Fabian Cancellara choosing not to ride in the Men's Elite Time Trial there was a chance, but they would have to get past the three time World Champion, Tony Martin. And Martin would be the last to roll down the start ramp today. Andrew Talansky rolled down the start ramp roughly mid way through the start order, looking for the form that enable him to win the Criterium du Daphine earlier in the season.