MONTAGNY, France (AP) — Rohan Dennis took the overall lead at the Criterium du Dauphine after BMC won the team time trial Tuesday at the warm-up event for the Tour de France.
BMC, featuring four or the riders who won the team time trial at last year’s world championships, completed the 24.5-kilometer (15.2-mile) third stage between Roanne and Montagny in 29 minutes, 58 seconds. Vincenzo Nibali’s Astana was four seconds behind in second place, ahead of Movistar.
Rohan leads teammate Tejay van Garderen and Astana’s Andriy Grivko in the provisional overall standings.
Previous leader Peter Kennaugh dropped to 19th overall, 23 seconds behind Rohan, after Team Sky managed only sixth place, 35 seconds back.
It was the first time in 35 years that a team time trial was held at the Criterium.