ORICA-GreenEDGE has avoided major injuries despite its sprint train being involved in a crash in the closing moments of today’s Vuelta a Espana 12th stage.
The flat 166.4km stage was defined by a solo ride from Matthias Krizek (CAN) who escaped from the three-kilometre mark and was caught with 12km to ride. John Degekolb (GIA) won his third stage of the 2014 Tour of Spain.
The quiet day on the road made for a frantic finish sport director Neil Stephens explained.
“It was always wrapping up for a sprint today,” Stephens said.
|1||John Degenkolb (GER) - Team Giant-Shimano||4:11:18|
|2||Tom Boonen (BEL) - Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team||ST|
|3||Jacopo Guarnieri (ITA) - Astana Pro Team||ST|
|4||Peter Sagan (SVK) - Cannondale||ST|
|5||Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (ARG) - Lampre-Merida||ST|
|6||Yannick Martinez (FRA) - Team Europcar||ST|
|7||Lloyd Mondory (FRA) - AG2R La Mondiale||ST|
|8||Fabian Cancellara (SWI) - Trek Factory Racing||ST|
|9||Jasper Stuyven (BEL) - Trek Factory Racing||ST|
|10||Guillaume Boivin (CAN) - Cannondale||ST|
|35||Brett Lancaster (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||ST|
|42||Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||ST|
|119||Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||ST|
|160||Mitchell Docker (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:02:11|
|161||Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:02:11|
|164||Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:02:36|
|165||Simon Clarke (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:02:36|
|167||Cameron Meyer (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:02:49|