The Australian team won today’s 25km team time trial in NIce, adding to yesterday’s stage three win in Corsica to take the yellow jersey.

The team’s Facebook page celebrated the momentous achievement: “No better way to put Simon Gerrans in yellow than with the true team effort required to win the Le Tour de France team time trial. What a day! What a Tour!”

GreenEdge finished one second ahead of the Mark Cavendish-led Omega Pharma-Quick-Step team and three second ahead of Chris Froome’s Team Sky.

On taking the Tour lead Gerrans said: “It’s the pinnacle of the sport.”

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