A solid week of racing across parts of Holland and Belgium saw the Australian outfit achieve a top ten result on stage four with Slovenian lead out specialist Luka Mezgec.
Whilst Michael Matthews and Caleb Ewan both experienced some frustration in the sprints after being involved in untimely crashes on the approach to the finale on stage four, the young team gained some valuable experience from the seven day race.
Sport director Laurenzo Lapage praised the efforts of the young squad over the course of the race and spoke of the importance of learning from the experience.
“Things could have gone better earlier in the race, but we have a very young squad here and the experience they have gained is invaluable so we leave with some positives."
|1||Niki Terpstra (NED) - Etixx - Quick-Step||22:43:26|
|2||Oliver Naesen (BEL) - IAM Cycling||0:00:31|
|3||Peter Sagan (SVK) - Tinkoff Team||0:01:00|
|4||Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) - BMC Racing Team||0:01:02|
|5||Jos van Emden (NED) - Team LottoNl-Jumbo||0:01:03|
|6||Wilco Kelderman (NED) - Team LottoNl-Jumbo||0:01:11|
|7||Zdenek Stybar (CZE) - Etixx - Quick-Step||0:01:15|
|8||Jon Izagirre Insausti (SPA) - Movistar Team||0:01:19|
|9||Tom Dumoulin (NED) - Team Giant-Alpecin||0:01:22|
|10||Bob Jungels (LUX) - Etixx - Quick-Step||0:01:31|
|23||Christopher Juul Jensen (DEN) - ORICA-BikeExchange||0:02:42|
|45||Luka Mezgec (SLO) - ORICA-BikeExchange||0:05:16|