ORICA-GreenEDGE opened their Vuelta a España account with a mid-field result on the team time trial. The Australian outfit time trialed to 10th place, covering the 16.5 kilometer course in Pamplona in 19:25. Movistar, with defending champion Juan Jose Cobo amongst their ranks, was the only team to break the 19 minute mark. The final team to start won the first stage in a time of 18:51.
“I’m satisfied with our time trial today,” said Sports Director Neil Stephens. “We did a good, solid day for who we have here. We said from the start that we were expecting a mid-pack result, and that’s exactly where we found ourselves.”
|2||Omega Pharma - Quickstep||0:00:10|
|3||Rabobank Cycling Team||ST|
|4||BMC Racing Team||ST|
|6||Lotto Belisol Team||ST|
|7||Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank||0:00:14|
|9||Euskaltel - Euskadi||0:00:28|