So stage 1b is a TTT of 11.8K, or 7.3 miles to us here at home. By the time the top teams got up to speed they'd have to hit their brakes passing the finish line. Winning time must be something in the 12-13 minute range I'm guessing.
If I'm a rider I'm wondering about these split stages on the same day. Not sure I'd like it one bit.