The weather forecast for Besançon looks reasonable with the possibility of light rain up to midday and then clearing up with some sunshine this afternoon with a high of 24˚C. The first ride will be off at 9.45 CET, so the early riders may be affected by any rain there is around but it should be dry by the time the overall contenders are off later this afternoon. Riders start according to their GC position – starting with the laterne rouge and ending up with the leader: Bradley Wiggins at 16.39. The start times are here.
The first man off this morning, Brice Feillu, has already finished with a time of 57.33 for the 41.5K course. Although quite fast for a lumpy 25 mile time trial, expect the winner's time to be quite a bit fast than this. Will this be Fabian Cancellara, Bradley Wiggins or? Tony Martin would normally be a favourite but he has been riding with a broken wrist since the first stage, which may well affect his performance.
Gustav Larsson has just made Feillu's time look silly – coming in at 54.19 some 3.14 faster than Feillu. Larsson is the current Swedish national time trial champion.