Paris - Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin has won the first stage of the Tour of Switzerland, a 5.1km time trial around Risch-Rotkreuz on Saturday.
The Giant-Alpecin cyclist finished just ahead of favourite Fabian Cancellara, beating out the Swiss by two seconds.
24-year-old Dumoulin finished in 5 minutes and 41 seconds as he denied Cancellara an 11th career stage victory in the event.
The Trek Factory Racing cyclist was featuring in the Tour of Switzerland for a 13th consecutive year and he edged out Austrian Matthias Brandle, who finished third, four seconds behind the winner.
Tour of Switzerland first stage results on Saturday, a 5.1km time trial in Risch-Rotkreuz:
Tom Dumoulin (NED/TGA) 5:41, 2. Fabian Cancellara (SUI/TFR) at 0:02, 3.
Matthias Brandle (AUT/IAM) 0:04, 4. Peter Sagan (SVK/TCS) 0:05, 5. Steve
Morabito (SUI/FDJ) 0:05, 6. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 0:05, 7.
Cameron Meyer (AUS/OGE) 0:06, 8. Jon Izaguirre Insausti (ESP/MOV) 0:06,
9. Adriano Malori (ITA/MOV) 0:06, 10. Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY) 0:07.