It was Dennis' first race in the rainbow tt jersey, and with his new team and with new equipment and a new bike.
I was among the six or so people watching the race, and from the patchy coverage he was basically behind from the first split and lost in the end by 21 seconds.
In terms of equipment he was riding the Merida Time Warp 2, Fulcrum Rear Disc, some kind of deep front (no stickers), the Rudy Project Wingspan helmet and a skinsuit by Sportful. After the race, after noting he was beaten by the better man, he noted:
â€śLook, the legs are there. the power was good. As good as any other year, if not just a little bit better,â€ť explained Dennis. â€śSo, itâ€™s just about finding out why I didnâ€™t go as quick now and fixing it for the next race. Itâ€™s all about trying to figure out how to go a little bit quicker with the equipment that Iâ€™ve got.â€ť