Tour de France 2011 Live Coverage: Rabobank Takes Best Time In Stage 2 Team Time Trial

Though Alberto Contador might be more concerned with the Schleck brothers and Cadel Evans than he is with Robert Gesink, last year's sixth place finisher in the Tour de France, he won't like seeing that Gesink's team, Rabobank, has just posted the best time of the day so far in Stage 2's team time trial. Gesink was not involved in yesterday's crash and finished just six seconds behind Phillipe Gilbert, so he already had a significant advantage on Contador. Sunday, he added to that advantage by another 16 seconds.

Now out on the road is Cervelo, who many think are the favorites to win today's stage. With the likes of Thor Hushovd, David Zabriskie and David Millar riding for them, this is a team that is built to win this stage. They have gone through the first time check in the best time, as expected. They don't have a contender for the GC, though, so they will be of no concern to Saxo Bank.

If you're looking for live coverage and updates online, be sure to stay with our 2011 Tour de France StoryStream. Get geared up for the 2011 Tour de France with Podium Cafe's five storylines to watch. Also be sure to check out the full route and schedule for this year's race.

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