Stage 1 Utrecht - Utrecht
On Friday evening, the riders will race the team time trial through the streets of Utrecht.
The teams start at the Jaarbeurs and then cycle east through the city center. After the technical part of this course they race along the Singel and the Maliebaan, the oldest bike path in the Netherlands. At full speed the peloton goes to district Overvecht, where the teams make a loop towards the district Leidsche Rijn. The chance for the spectators to see the cycling heroes pass by twice. After leaving the new Leidsche Rijn Center, the teams will race to the finish. A real team sprint will be taken over the bus lane until they reach the Jaarbeurs again. In total, the team time trial is 23.7 kilometers long.