2014 Australian time trial champion Michael Hepburn has posted ORICA-GreenEDGE’s fastest time whilst 2014 Tour of Turkey winner Adam Yates has set himself up for the week at today’s opening time trial at the Tirreno-Adriatico.
The originally scheduled first stage was a team time trial and a target for the team but bad weather over the past week saw it changed to the shortened individual time trial when parts of the course were deemed too dangerous due to damage.
Hepburn was the first rider down the start ramp for the outfit and posted the second fastest time of six minutes 15seconds as he crossed the finish line of the 5.4km course.
After all 175 riders, the 23-year-old held onto 20th position, 11seconds behind eventual winner Adriano Malori (Movistar Team).
|1||Adriano Malori (ITA) - Movistar Team||0:06:04|
|2||Fabian Cancellara (SWI) - Trek Factory Racing||0:00:01|
|3||Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) - BMC Racing Team||0:00:02|
|4||Maciej Bodnar (POL) - Tinkoff-Saxo||0:00:02|
|4||Matthias Brandle (AUT) - IAM Cycling||0:00:02|
|6||Daniel Oss (ITA) - BMC Racing Team||0:00:04|
|7||Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU) - Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Team||0:00:05|
|8||Stephen Cummings (GBR) - MTN - Qhubeka||0:00:06|
|9||Peter Sagan (SVK) - Tinkoff-Saxo||0:00:06|
|10||Johan Le Bon (FRA) - FDJ.fr||0:00:08|
|20||Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:00:11|
|44||Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:00:14|
|53||Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:00:16|
|58||Svein Tuft (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:00:17|
|74||Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:00:20|
|75||Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:00:20|
|84||Jens Mouris (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:00:21|
|121||Ivan Santaromita (ITA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:00:29|