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Best on the planet Rohan Dennis wins Tour de Suisse opener

Australia's Rohan Dennis took a razor-slight triumph on the opening day individual time-preliminary at the Tour de Suisse on Saturday,
Bahrain-Merida's Dennis, who beat Tom Dumoulin at the 2018 time-preliminary big showdowns, finished the 9.5km high-elevation course in 10min 50sec.

The whole top ten were inside 11 seconds of one another as Poland's Maciej Bodnar was second and another Australian, Sunweb's Michael Matthews, was third.

For Dennis the triumph is his first since joining Bahrein from BMC.

"This is a stage forward and we're just going one way from here," said Dennis.

"There's as yet the remainder of the week and the time preliminary later in the week is an objective of mine as well. And after that there's the Tour de France. I'm anticipating it," he said.

Of the general contenders for the eight-arrange go through the Alps, Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas, an amazing time-trialer, was quickest. His young Ineos partne…