The victory for Vasil Kiryienka (Team Sky) came as a surprise, but one he was happy to receive. He set the winning time early but, like the rest of his team, will have to recallibrate his plan for future stages now that team-mate, Richie Porte, is out of contention for the final podium.

It was a long and difficult wait. I was waiting for the maglia rosa and the arrival of Alberto Contador. It was a nice day though. I was lucky, even though it seemed like one of those days where it was raining and it wasn't going to go well. It turned out well in the end.

It's a really special victory for me. Of course, I go well in the time trials but I've not had a big time trial victory in a while so it's nice to take one.