photo credits @ Tirreno-Adriatico
BMC Racing powered its way to victory after winning the opening team time trial at the start of today’s Tirreno-Adriatico, clocking the fastest time of 22:19 around the 21.5 kilometer course from Forte dei Marmi to Lido di Camaiore and back.
As a result, BMC’s Damiano Caruso donned the race’s first blue leader’s jersey.
The Australian squad of team Mitchelton-Scott clocked the second fastest time in today’s race against the clock, finishing four seconds behind BMC, while Team Sky grabbed the final spot on the podium after finishing a further 5 seconds back.
Meanwhile, the current Team Time Trail World Champions, Team Sunweb, finished in fifth place, some 25 seconds adrift of BMC, which is attributed to Tom Dumoulin’s struggle with a cold.
In other news, Mark Cavendish was again the victim of a crash, after the Dimension Data rider hit the tarmac during today’s time-trial, leaving the British rider to cross the line on his own displaying an array of scuffs and road rash.
Tirreno-Adriatico 2018 Stage 1
1. BMC Racing, in 22-19
2. Mitchelton-Scott, at 4 secs
3. Team Sky, at 9 secs
4. Quick-Step Floors, at 15 secs
5. Team Sunweb, at 25 secs
6. Katusha-Alpecin, at 28 secs
7. Bora-Hansgrohe, at 30 secs
8. Trek-Segafredo, at 39 secs
9. UAE Team Emirates, at 45 secs
10. EF Education First-Drapac, at 45 secs
General Classification After Stage 1
1. Damiano Caruso (Ita) BMC Racing, in 22-19
2. Rohan Dennis (Aus) BMC Racing, at same time
3. Patrick Bevin (NZl) BMC Racing, at same time
4. Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing, at same time
5. Luke Durbridge (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott, at 4 secs
6. Daryl Impey (RSA) Mitchelton-Scott, at 4 secs
7. Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott, at 4 secs
8. Michael Hepburn (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott, at 4 secs
9. Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky, at 9 secs
10. Jonathan Castroviejo (Esp) Team Sky, at 9 secs
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