It's probably one of Team Sky's best time trials ever.
The 35-kilometre contre-la-montre par équipe, which is incidentally the same length as the Tour de France's team time trial, is flat and takes the riders southwest from Pont-de-Vaux to Louhans-Châteaurenaud.
The Sky outfit finished a whopping 37 seconds ahead of second-placed BMC, with Lotto in third, at 52 seconds, and Australian team Mitchelton in fourth (56 seconds).
Team Sky won the Criterium du Dauphine's team time trial on Wednesday, bringing Michal Kwiatkowski back in the overall lead at the warmup race for the Tour de France. "It's always a wonderful feeling to win together with the team, we had a flawless stage".
Italy's Gianni Moscon now lies second, three seconds back, with Spain's Jonathan Castroviejo and Great Britain's Geraint Thomas nine and 21 seconds off the leading pace respectively to complete the Team Sky top four.
The stage win, and potentially the race lead, is likely to be decided among the final five teams to start.
"I thought I was on a good wheel, but we hesitated and the other guys got the jump on us".
Kwiatkowski duly moved back into the overall lead after he briefly lost it yesterday to Mitchelton-Scott's stage one victor Daryl Impey.
"It's a wonderful feeling to win as a team. We rode a flawless stage, technically and tactically, on the entire course", the Pole said.
"I'm so happy that I came away with no major issues after yesterday's crash", said Kwiatkowski.
It will consist of a 181km journey from Chezey-sur-Ain to Lans-en-Vercors.