Down the Ramp
Each time trialer is held upright as he waits for the official to count down his (or her) start. The racers will roll down the ramp and onto the course getting into their aerodynamic tuck as quickly as possible. Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) has quite a bit to ride for today, he is hoping to get onto the podium at the end of the day, but a roughly twenty minute all out effort of climbing looms in the way of the goal. Thomas was one of those who crash on the final descent into Nice on the final road stage of the race, hopefully he is not too sore to put in a good ride today.