Garmin-Cervélo won today's Tour de France stage 2 team time trial in Les Essarts. The victory marked the American-registered team's first ever Tour de France stage win. The BMC Racing Team of Cadel Evans finished second, followed by Bradley Wiggins' Team Sky. Thor Hushovd crossed the line first for Garmin-Cervélo and takes over as the leader of the Tour de France. David Millar is second at same time, and Cadel Evans is third at 1 second.
In the battle among the Bigs for the general classification, Cadel Evans, Bradley Wiggins, and Andy Schleck all gained time on pre-race favorite Alberto Contador whose Saxo Bank team finished eighth. Evans currently leads the favorites, followed by Bradley Wiggins at 3 seconds, Andy Schleck at 4 seconds, Levi Leipheimer and Chris Horner at 10 seconds, and Ivan Basso at :57. Yesterday, Contador lost 1:20 after he got caught out behind a crash and now sits 1:41 behind Evans. Today's stage added to his deficit, and he now faces a more difficult battle in his quest to win his fourth Tour de France.