Bittner’s time has now been bested by a number of riders. Groupama-FDJ’s Samuel Watson now quickest on the first checkpoint with a time of 12:11.
13:08 for Bittner on the first checkpoint, a mean pace of 48.883kph.
Elsewhere, the riders are heading into the ultimate 5km on the Tour of Slovenia.
Bittner approaching the primary checkpoint now.
In the meantime Kaden Groves, Peter Sagan, and Søren Kragh Andersen are beginning.
Time checks after 10.7km and 20.2km on right this moment’s hilly course.
A handful of riders out on track in the intervening time, all of the names on the decrease finish of the GC standings.
In the meantime, Bittner is about to set off to begin right this moment’s stage!
A glance again on the stage consequence yesterday. Evenepoel completed round 30 seconds up on the chase group although GC instances had been taken 25km earlier when the peloton was all collectively forward of the ultimate climb.
Evenepoel paid tribute to Gino Mäder as he crossed the road to win the stage.
Yesterday Evenepoel soloed house after an assault 17km from the road throughout a largely neutered stage which noticed GC instances taken 25km out.
A reminder of the GC image heading into right this moment’s stage. Remco Evenepoel is the recent favorite to win the stage however absolutely a 46-second hole to Skjelmose is simply too massive for the Belgian to beat?
Czech rider Pavel Bittner (Crew DSM) would be the first man to set off right this moment.
We’re counting all the way down to the beginning of the closing time trial right here in St Gallen. Round 40 minutes till the primary riders set off to begin their rides.
Hey and welcome to our reside protection of the ultimate stage of the Tour de Suisse.