Stage 4, Nice (TTT) 2 July The prologue of the 1971 Tour was an 11km Team Time Trial held in Mulhouse near the Swiss/German/French border. It was won by the Molteni team of Eddie Merckx, earning them a 20-second time bonus. Merckx went on to win both the overall General and Points Classifications.
Could this be a new format for the Team Time Trial? Thanks to Everett P for spotting the pic.
Not exactly a team time trial or pursuit…but impressive teamwork all the same. Roll up, roll up.