Mark Cavendish was the early leader of the Tirreno-Adriatico coast-to-coast race as Omega Pharma-Quick Step won the opening stage in Italy.
The Belgium-based team navigated rainy conditions to finish the 16.9-kilometer team time trial with a time of 19 minutes and 24 seconds, with Cavendish taking the blue jersey for crossing the finish line first.
With a time of 19mins 35secs, Movistar were 11 seconds behind the sprinting team of Cavendish, Tony Martin, Michal Kwiatkowski, Zdenek Stybar and Niki Terpstra.
Cadel Evans, Thor Hushovd and Taylor Phinney were in the BMC Racing team that placed third with a time of 19mins 40secs on a course running from San Vincenzo to Donoratico.
After reaching the Tuscan coast, Cavendish said: "Two words, one name - Tony Martin. He did the majority (of the work) today.