"Looking at GC [general classification], it's a good performance", Thomas said.
"In the end, yesterday it was mainly me who took credit for the win, today it's eight strong riders, the staff and everyone who contributed to the team's success".
It's the second straight year a Kiwi cyclist has been part of the winning team time trial squad at the Tour de France, after Patrick Bevin won with BMC Racing in 2018.
"Of course it would be nice to become the first rider to win the green jersey seven times".
While it was hard for the Ineos team to lose the time trial at the death, it was still a productive day for Thomas and co-leader Egan Bernal, who put chunks of time between themselves and some of their general classification rivals.
The same could not be said of Astana's Jakob Fuglsang, one of the big threats to Thomas, after he crashed 17km from the finish, his glasses cutting his eyebrow and leaving blood trickling down his face.
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A relatively uneventful 194km opener around the Wallonia and Flanders countryside exploded into life after the bunch reeled in an audacious late breakaway from French debutant Stephane Rossetto as the race re-entered Brussels. The Tour de France was given a festive send off from as the 176 contenders for the 106th edition embarked on a 194.5km jaunt around Belgium. "We have already been working for months to bring Dylan here to this stage, to the victory and to the Yellow Jersey".
"After that I thought "I'm still fresh", and everyone was dying in the last metres, even Sagan".
"I've been super-motivated and pushing to try to win it again, because it was an unbelievable feeling winning past year, and I want to experience that again", Thomas told 5 Live's Bespoke podcast. Then I took him on the line.
The Grand Depart takes place in Brussels to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Belgian legend Eddy Merckx's first Tour de France victory.
Belgium's Olympic champion Greg van Avermaet made an early move to the front, much to the delight of local fans.
Putting on a well-choreographed display, the Dutch team's riders covered the route at an average speed of 57.2 kph, close to the record of 57.8 set by Australian team Orica-GreenEdge when they won the 2013 team time trial on a similar distance.