Coppi e Bartali
Stage 1a: Gatteo/Stage 1b: TTT Gatteo a Mare - Stage Details

After going into their first appearance at the four-day Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali with high hopes Mitchelton-SCOTT can be forgiven their frustrations after a run of mishaps on the afternoon team time trial robbed them of the chance of a stage win.

Starting the race with a compact five-rider team the Australian outfit were looking to maximise their strengths and the opening TTT looked like a good place to start. But it just wasn’t meant to be, down to four riders early on the course, they then suffered a series of mechanicals including a puncture and bike change that lost them around 20seconds.

Still managing to take third on the stage behind Team-Sky only ten seconds apart, the team were understandably dejected at the close of play and focused on tomorrow’s second day of racing.

Pascal Eenkhoorn (LottoNL-Jumbo) won the morning’s 97kilometres road stage after the breakaway managed to hold off the peloton for an unlikely stage victory then it was Team-Sky who took control in the afternoon team time trial.

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Pascal Eenkhoorn (NED) - Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo 02:12:43
2 Lawson Craddock (USA) - Team Ef Education First - Drapac P/B Cannondale
3 Davide Ballerini (ITA) - Androni Giocattoli - Sidermec 00:01:07
4 Christopher Lawless (GBR) - Team Sky
5 Casper Phillip Pedersen (DFEN) -
6 Marco Canola (ITA) - Nippo - Vini Fantini - Europa Ovini
7 Marco Maronese (ITA) - Bardiani Csf
8 Alessandro Fedeli (ITA) - Trevigiani Phonix - Hemus 1896
9 Enrico Battaglin (ITA) - Team Lotto Nl - Jumbo
10 Riccardo Stacchiotti (ITA) - Mstina Focus
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
46 Christopher Juul Jensen (DEN) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:01:07
61 Lucas Hamilton (AUS) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:01:07
83 Michael Albasini (SWI) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:01:07
162 Sam Bewley (NZL) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:07:26
163 Svein Tuft (CAN) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:07:26