It would be fair to say that the 52nd Tirreno Adriatico was a race to forget for ORICA-SCOTT, but that was until Michael Hepburn banished the demons to produce a great individual time trial on today’s final stage and take third place on the day.
Rohan Dennis (BMC-Rcaing) was the eventual stage winner, only three seconds ahead of Hepburn with Nairo Quintana (Movistar) sealing the overall race victory.
“It was certainly a good way to end the race,” said Sport director Matt White. “Michael produced a great ride, maybe the best time trial he has ever ridden and was very close to the stage win. He is in good shape at the moment and he is going up another level on the road, which is good for the team and positive for the rest of the season.”