And they lost just one more second in the finale, leaving Phillipe Gilbert just 4 seconds short of yellow but BMC - and Van Avermaet - with a stage win and the racelead to show after an excellent performance.
He will have an opportunity to make up for it in Monday's team time trial in Cholet, although he was expected to gain ground on his rivals in the collective effort against the clock, not just cancel out lost time.
Porte may be linked with a switch to the American Trek-Segafredo team next year, but the future of other riders and team staff is uncertain; and in the biggest race of the year, Monday's victory was the medicine they all collectively needed to reaffirm their overriding goal of reaching the finish as the team of the 2018 Tour victor.
Team Sky'sGeraint Thomas missed out on the yellow jersey by just three seconds, having started the day sixth in the general classification and one second up on Van Avermaet.
World champion Peter Sagan said he had three reasons to be cheerful as he won stage two and took the overall leader's yellow jersey in front of family and friends from Slovakia at the Tour de France on Sunday.
"Obviously the [Tour] didn't start too well with the crash on stage one but that's bike racing".
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BMC's Belgian rider Greg Van Avermaet will take possession of the yellow jersey from world champion Peter Sagan. It would have been nice not to have lost it in the first place.
Vincenzo Nibali's Bahrain-Merida squad were 11th on the day, giving up 62 seconds to Team Sky, while Romain Bardet's AG2R La Mondiale team finished 12th, 71 seconds back. Through the jury's decision, in the final version as many as 116 riders had the same time as the leg victor, Peter Sagan (4:06:37 hour) i.e.all those who were in the peloton at the time of the crash.
"I feel maybe even better (than last year)".
The Tour remains in western France for Stage 3 on Monday with its first team time trial since 2015. "It's a long way to go, we still have six more hectic days and then we have also got the Alps and the Pyrenees".
Two-time runner-up Nairo Quintana is 1:31 back after he lost time following the puncture of both his tires near the end of Stage 1.
Tomorrow the Tour de France 204-kilometre sprint stage with the only mountain of the fourth category, which the participants of the race will overcome 60 kilometers from the finish.
A GoFundMe page was set up on Saturday to help with funeral arrangements and any expenses Mary Rose may need once she recovers. Pictured Mary Rose Trinidad (second from the left) with her husband, Audi Marquez Trinidad and the couple's four children.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials said the woman allegedly confronted the elderly man because he bumped into the child. The attack happened on July 4, and Los Angeles police are still looking for all five people who attacked Rodriguez.
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The campaign was originally launched back in April, when Trump's visit was officially confirmed to be going ahead. It's also been popping in and out of the Top 10 and 20 on iTunes' singles chart for the past few days.
Higuain arguably recorded his best personal season at Napoli that year as he netted 36 goals in just 35 Serie A games. At the moment we haven't spoken to any other clubs, as we have a three-year contract with Juventus .
Welby also led Markle's baptism service in the Chapel Royal and married the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in May at Windsor Castle . He was baptized at the Chapel Royal on the grounds of St James's Palace in London , just like his older brother George .
In Belgium's corner will be France's 1998 World Cup victor Thierry Henry who is now a member of the Belgian coaching staff. France were defeated by West Germany whilst Belgium fell victim to the brilliance of Diego Maradona and Argentina.
Johnson's resignation marks a major blow to the stability of May's government, with speculation it could collapse already rife . Shortly after Hunt left Downing Street, attorney general Jeremy Wright was seen entering the building.
England have potential for much more, says Southgate
France withstood nine shots from Belgium as Hugo Lloris kept a clean sheet, and Deschamps credited his side's effort at the back. However, the French have had the better of their World Cup encounters, winning both meetings (1938 and 1986).
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David Davis quits as Brexit Secretary
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France say Thierry Henry in ‘wrong camp’ for World Cup semi
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Victory would see them return to the same venue to face either France or Belgium in the final. But he is certainly well aware of the threat that Croatia pose in the centre of the field.
Jack Wilshere signs for West Ham United
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