Alexey Lutsenko (Kazakhstan) was the first out on the most unusual of UCI Road World time trial courses. Like the women's race, it feature techincal sections, cobble stones and climbs, but what differ for the men was the last three kilometers were up the steeps climb yet, the Mount Floyen. The course took them over much of the same roads we have seen thus far before a turn onto the big climb. The riders were given the choice of swapping out the TT bikes for a climbing road bike, if they did it on a specific area of a red carpet. Lutsenko was the first to face the decision, and the first to take it. It must be said that his was not the smoothest bike swap I saw today.