Multiple grand tour stage winner Michael Matthews has closed out the 2014 Tour of Poland with a top ten finish on the final time trial stage this afternoon.
Despite not achieving back-to-back success, McPartland said there were positives to take out the week’s racing.
“We didn’t achieve all of the targets we set this week so that is disappointing,” McPartland said.
“But we spent a lot of time working together heading into the Vuelta which is the next race for many of these guys.
“It is always tough to come back as defending champions because you are the hunted.
|1||Rafal Majka (POL) - Tinkoff-Saxo||30:16:18|
|2||Jon Izaguirre Insausti (SPA) - Movistar Team||0:00:08|
|3||Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (SPA) - Movistar Team||0:00:22|
|4||Christophe Riblon (FRA) - AG2R La Mondiale||0:00:34|
|5||Przemyslaw Niemiec (POL) - Lampre-Merida||0:01:20|
|6||Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRC) - Movistar Team||0:01:21|
|7||Philip Deignan (IRL) - Team Sky||0:01:24|
|8||Robert Gesink (NED) - Belkin Pro Cycling Team||0:01:41|
|9||Dominik Nerz (GER) - BMC Racing Team||0:01:42|
|10||Petr Vakoc (CZE) - Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team||0:01:49|
|35||Pieter Weening (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:10:52|
|50||Ivan Santaromita (ITA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:17:01|
|69||Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:28:51|
|82||Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:37:32|
|113||Cameron Meyer (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:53:23|