Tirreno-Adriatico Team Time Trial Win For Mitchelton-Scott

13 March 2019 03:24
Mitchelton-Scott won the Team Time Trial on the opening stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico. The race of the two seas started with a 21.5km team time trial in Lido di Camiore and saw AG2R first down the ramp on a wet and windy day. Bora Hansgrohe went down the ramp and were on the course when a man walked across the road and was hit by two riders in Oscar Gatta and Rafal Majka who got back up unlike the person who was hit. They continued with five riders including Peter Sagan, who had not been feeling well for the last week. AG2R finished in 24.26 before Dimension Data, with Steve Cummings in their team, finished in 23.59 with Bora recording a time of 24.22. Ef Education took over the lead with a time of 23.21 beating CCC Polish Team’s time by sixteen seconds. Groupama FDJ finished in 23.23 but Deceuninck Quick Step were able to come home in 23.02. Team Sky with Geraint Thomas went down the ramp before Jumbo Visma went into the hot seat with a time of 22.23 with Jos Van Emden first over the line. Sky went provisionally third with a time of 23.12 as Mitchelton-Scott with Adam Yates were the final team to go down the ramp. Team Sunweb with Nicholas Roche in their team finished to second fifteen seconds down on Jumbo Visma’s time. A woman with a dog crossed the road and just missed the Mitchelton-Scott team and cost them a few seconds but it was not enough to stop them recording a time of 22.25 to take the win by seven seconds from Jumbo Visma and 22 seconds from Team Sunweb. Michael Hepburn is the leader going into stage two. . read full article

Source: Kev Monks