ORICA-GreenEDGE crossed the finish line on stage one of the 51st Tirreno-Adriatico with a time of 24 minutes and 20 seconds for the 22.7kilometre course, taking ninth place in the standings.
BMC Racing posted the fastest time on the day of 23 minutes and 55 seconds with Etixx-Quickstep and FDJ taking second and third place respectively.
Sports director Matthew White was happy with the team’s performance on the opening stage.
“It was a really solid effort from the young team that we have here" White said. "It’s not our natural pursuit but we did well and it was a great start.”
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