Orica is headed for the red kite.
The Aussie squad has six riders inside 800m.
Orica is going to be close.
BMC Racing has lost 8 seconds at the first split.
RadioShack still has nine riders, Bakelants three from the back at the moment.
Cadel Evans is wearing the red helmet "so we can spot him," says Jim Ochowicz. They'll know immediately if he has a problem.
BMC off the top time ... Shack to come through first time check
Orica celebrating at the bus. Goss joking with Gerrans about being 5 minutes off the back.
Watching RadioShack, I'm surprised it's just 11 seconds.
"If someone beats that, they deserve to win." —Stuart O'Grady on Orica's ride
Orica has had a great race so far despite "Busgate" on Stage 1.
Bakelants going Tokyo drift through the corners.
Orica had a great debut season last year, but missed out on a Tour stage win. Now in past 24hrs, they've had two wins and yellow
Watching Gerrans sit and wait for the stage finish, what a feeling that must be.
"We weren't sure about the time gaps, but now we see we lost a few seconds here and there. Given all the problems we've had, and mine particularly, I think we can be happy. I'm not sleeping well, but I'm sure it will get better in the coming days." —Tony Martin
BMC is back to the coast. Evans pulls off the front, then Bookwalter.
Van Garderen is on the tail of the BMC line through the flame rouge.
Looks like Morabito didn't know Burghardt was gone and he nearly dropped off the line waiting for the German to come through.
Hmmmm 26sec slower for BMC
I expected BMC to be closer than that, but 26 seconds is not bad.
Orica watching Shack ... almost official
These guys will be getting some immediate carbohydrates in as well as replenishing fluids as they don't take bottles on such a short event. The big advantage to recovery today is that they sleep in the same place tonight as they did last night. Transfers can wreak havoc on a riders ability to relax and recover.
O'Grady was just telling French TV that the "Aussie train was like the TGV"
I hear a boat transfer from Corsica with an open bar can do the same for the Tour's press corps, Jon.
Shack is approaching 1km to go.
You can just see in their organization that the team did not come to the Tour with a lot of prep for the TTT.
Bakelants leads them in yellow.
RadioShack loses 28 seconds.