A final 9.7km time trial has brought the 2014 Vuelta a Espana to a close today, ORICA-GreenEDGE’s three weeks highlighted with a stage win and three days in the race leader’s red jersey.
New Zealand’s Sam Bewley was the team’s top finisher in the final race against the clock finishing in 13th position, 22seconds off the pace of winner Adriano Malori. Alberto Contador took out the overall victory.
In wrapping up the final grand tour of the 2014 season, sport director Neil Stephens identified Michael Matthews’ time in the red jersey as one of the surprising highlights.
“We came into the Vuelta a Espana with an objective of stage wins,” Stephens said.
“We got one stage win which is certainly more than other teams so we kicked a goal as far as that goes.
|1||Adriano Malori (ITA) - Movistar Team||0:11:12|
|2||Jesse Sergent (NZL) - Trek Factory Racing||0:00:08|
|3||Rohan Dennis (AUS) - BMC Racing Team||0:00:09|
|4||Vasil Kiryienka (BLR) - Team Sky||0:00:17|
|5||Jimmy Engoulvent (FRA) - Team Europcar||ST|
|6||Sergei Chernetski (RUS) - Team Katusha||0:00:18|
|7||Maciej Bodnar (POL) - Cannondale||ST|
|8||Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ) - Astana Pro Team||ST|
|9||Jasper Stuyven (BEL) - Trek Factory Racing||ST|
|10||Damien Gaudin (FRA) - AG2R La Mondiale||ST|
|13||Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:00:22|
|21||Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:00:40|
|72||Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:01:22|
|114||Mitchell Docker (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:01:51|
|131||Jhoan Esteban Chaves Rubio (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:01:59|
|133||Simon Clarke (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:01:59|