ORICA-GreenEDGE has obtained the fifth time in the Critérium du Dauphinébehind winner BMC, who completed the course 23 seconds faster. BMC, the third team to start in the team time trial, took the lead early on in the day.
The Australian outfit was the 13th team to start the 24.5 kilometres long team time trial, and did so with eight riders. OGE was off to a strong start and managed to uphold this throughout the course. Though relatively short, the parcourse proved to be a technical and tricky one. As the course was characterised by its hilly route, the riders had no time to recover between the climbs.
The team kept a fast pace, but was thoughtful not to lose each other on the course. OGE’s intermediate time was a nice and fast 16’16” and they completed the course in 30’21” with an average speed of 48.435 kilometres per hour.
Sports director Laurenzo Lapage is pleased with today’s results: “The team we brought to the Dauphiné does not consist of our time trial experts. Knowing that, I think we can be very content with today’s results."
|1||BMC Racing Team||0:29:54|
|2||Astana Pro Team||0:00:04|
|4||Etixx - Quick-Step||0:00:18|
|7||Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team||0:00:43|