In Defense of Yellow ToB50
Steve Cummings (Dimension Data) was the last to start the individual time trial in Bristol. An honor (and advantage) given to the wearer of the Yellow Jersey (or whatever color signifies the race leader). Cummings is strong against the clock, but the two riders just behind him are the National Champions of their respective countries. In fact the field held at least five TT Champions and two previous World Champions in the race of truth. Cummings managed a fourth on the day behind the stage winner, Tony Martin (Etixx-Quickstep) and the two who are now tied for second overall, Rohan Dennis (BMC) and Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin). His fourth place was enough to defend his race lead, which he carries into the second half of the seventh stage of the Tour of Britain.