ORICA-GreenEDGE will enter tomorrow’s penultimate, and likely deciding, day of the Abu Dhabi Tour having safely protected Colombian climber Esteban Chavesthrough two hot sprint stages.
The Australian outfit again played it quiet on today’s 127km stage, which was eventually won by Team Sky’s Elia Vivani.
World championship silver medalist Michael Matthews was the team’s top finisher in 13th, Chaves securely in the bunch in 24th.
“Today was another pretty standard sprint stage,” sport director Matt White said.
|1||Elia Viviani (ITA) - Team Sky||3:02:07|
|2||Peter Sagan (SVK) - Tinkoff-Saxo||ST|
|3||Fabio Sabatini (ITA) - Etixx - Quick-Step||ST|
|4||Luka Mezgec (SLO) - Team Giant-Alpecin||ST|
|5||Lukasz Wisniowski (POL) - Etixx - Quick-Step||ST|
|6||Andrea Palini (ITA) - Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team||ST|
|7||Jose Joaquin Rojas (SPA) - Movistar Team||ST|
|8||Christopher Latham (GBR) - Team Wiggins||ST|
|9||Marco Canola (ITA) - UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling||ST|
|10||Michael Schwarzmann (GER) - Bora-Argon 18||ST|
|13||Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||ST|
|19||Jens Keukeleire (BEL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||ST|
|24||Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||ST|
|44||Christian Meier (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||ST|
|62||Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||ST|
|94||Sam Bewley (NZl) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:01:43|