Edmondson and Impey finish 11th and 12th in the Criterium du Dauphine prologueSun 3 Jun 2018
Australian Alex Edmondson and South African time trial champion Daryl Impey finished just outside the top ten today for Mitchelton-SCOTT in the opening prologue of Criterium du Dauphine with 11th and 12th place respectively.
Edmondson blasted around the short 6.6kilometre course stopping the clock with a time of seven minutes and 37seconds, just a few hundredths of a second off the time of Brent Brookwater (BMC) who sneaked the top ten placing ahead of the Mitchelton-SCOTT rider.
Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) was the rider to come out on top, finishing with seven minutes and 25seconds to win the stage and move into the race lead.
The team's general classification contender Adam Yates produced a solid ride, finishing amongst the other key GC contenders in 42nd position. Yates was able to put some valuable time into a few main rivals such as Roman Bardet (AG2R) and Vincenco Nibali (Bahrain-Merida).
"I’m happy with my ride, it’s been a while since I have had a number on my back so I’m happy with my ride today and being back with the team.
"The course was a hectic six kilometres. I felt pretty good, of course it would have been better to be higher up in the results but I’m happy with where I am at.
"I’m looking forward to the rest of the tour and helping the boys as much as possible. It’s been a good day for us, now it’s time for a few hard days ahead."
Criterium du Dauphine results:
1. Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) 7:25
2. Jos van Emden (LottoNL-Jumbo) +0:03
3. Gianni Moscon (Team Sky) +0:03
11. Alex Edmondson (Mitchelton-SCOTT) +0:11
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