Friday File: Tom Dumoulin: 'It's incredible. I can almost not describe it in words.'

Under sunny skies, Alpeldoorn was the setting for stage 1 - the 9.8km ITT dash. It came right down to heavy favorite, Tom Dumoulin pipped Primoz Roglic by just 0.01 seconds to win the ITT and wear the first maglia rosa.

"A hundredth of a second is a breath of air and that's it."

- Tom Dumoulin

Stage 1.

1. Tom Dumoulin        11:03
2. Primoz Roglic             :00
3. Andrey Amador          :06
4. Tobias Ludvigsson      :08
5. Marcel Kittel               :11
25. Svein Tuft                 :26
41. Ryder Hesjedal          :33
106. Hugo Houle             :50

Slovenia, Primoz Roglic was a
former ski jumper.
photo: Adria Mobil

Ready for stage 2:

After Dumoulin's winning ride, a team mechanic wraps his 
handlebar tape in pink.

Stage 2: 190km Arnhem - Nijmegen

 My prediction: Marcel Kittel