Tirreno-Adriatico
Stage 1: Lido di Camaiore (TTT) - Stage Details

Australian WorldTour outfit Mitchelton-SCOTT began the 53rd edition of Tirreno-Adriatico in purposeful fashion today, flying to second place in the opening team time trial in Lido di Camaiore.

A superb and unified team effort saw Slovenian national champion Luka Mezgec put in a big turn ahead of Jack Bauer to get the team rolling on the pan flat course before big guns Luke Durbridge and Michael Hepburn rotated with Tour Down Under champion Daryl Impey ramping it up down the back straight.

The result is a great start to the week-long race with GC hopeful Adam Yates now in a good position after gaining time on some of the other contenders and sprinter Caleb Ewan looking ahead to a possible opportunity coming up on tomorrow’s stage two.

BMC-Racing-Team took the spoils on the day narrowly beating Mitchelton-SCOTT by only four seconds with Damiano Caruso moving into the race leaders jersey.

Read the full report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Damiano Caruso (ITA) - BMC Racing Team 00:22:19
2 Rohan Dennis (AUS) - BMC Racing Team
3 Patrick Bevin (NZL) - BMC Racing Team
4 Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) - BMC Racing Team
5 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:00:04
6 Daryl Impey (RSA) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:00:04
7 Adam Yates (GBR) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:00:04
8 Michael Hepburn (AUS) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:00:04
9 Geraint Thomas (GBR) - Team Sky 00:00:09
10 Jonathan Castroviejo (SPA) - Team Sky
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
5 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:00:04
6 Daryl Impey (RSA) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:00:04
7 Adam Yates (GBR) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:00:04
8 Michael Hepburn (AUS) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:00:04
110 Jack Bauer (NZL) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:01:40
140 Caleb Ewan (AUS) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:02:54
151 Luka Mezgec (SLO) - MITCHELTON-SCOTT 00:04:52