2014 Tour de Suisse stage winner Cameron Meyer has put on a gutsy performance in the breakaway on stage 15 of the Vuelta a Espana today.
Meyer, who has spent the last two weeks on domestique duties for the ORICA-GreenEDGE team, made a move of five riders after an hour of racing and was caught by the fast finishing overall contenders in the final three kilometers.
The 26-year-old’s breakaway companion Przemyslaw Niemiec (LAM) held on for the victory.
“We had a really really hard start,” sport director Neil Stephens said.
“A few of our guys were trying to go with the move. Adam (Yates) and Simon Clarke tried a few times and Cameron ended us picking the right move which was great.
|1||Przemyslaw Niemiec (POL) - Lampre-Merida||4:11:09|
|2||Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (SPA) - Movistar Team||0:00:05|
|3||Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (SPA) - Team Katusha||ST|
|4||Alberto Contador Velasco (SPA) - Tinkoff-Saxo||0:00:10|
|5||Fabio Aru (ITA) - Astana Pro Team||0:00:17|
|6||Christopher Froome (GBR) - Team Sky||ST|
|7||Daniel Martin (IRL) - Garmin Sharp||0:00:28|
|8||Warren Barguil (FRA) - Team Giant-Shimano||0:00:44|
|9||Rigoberto Urán (COL) - Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team||0:01:00|
|10||Giampaolo Caruso (ITA) - Team Katusha|
|16||Cameron Meyer (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:02:01|
|37||Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:11:15|
|44||Simon Clarke (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:13:26|
|116||Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:29:58|
|117||Mitchell Docker (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:29:58|
|132||Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:29:58|
|146||Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:29:58|