Wind and rain formed a chaotic recipe for the first road stage of the 2015 Tour de France.
With this in mind, and as a stage not suited to the team’s characteristics, ORICA-GreenEDGE put an emphasis on getting through the stage unscathed. Objective achieved.
2014 Liege-Bastogne-Liege champion Simon Gerrans was the team’s highest finisher, crossing the finish line in Zelande in the first main bunch, one-minute 28seconds behind Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) who won the sprint from a select group.
“Today was always going to be very chaotic and it didn’t disappoint,” sport director Matt White said. “It could have been a lot worse conditions, but there was a pretty stressful hour of gale-force wind and torrential rain.”
|1||André Greipel (GER) - Lotto Soudal||3:29:03|
|2||Peter Sagan (SVK) - Tinkoff-Saxo||ST|
|3||Fabian Cancellara (SWI) - Trek Factory Racing||ST|
|4||Mark Cavendish (GBR) - Etixx - Quick-Step||ST|
|5||Daniel Oss (ITA) - BMC Racing Team||ST|
|6||Greg Van Avermaet (BEL) - BMC Racing Team||ST|
|7||Christopher Froome (GBR) - Team Sky||ST|
|8||Tom Dumoulin (NED) - Team Giant-Alpecin||ST|
|9||Tony Martin (GER) - Etixx - Quick-Step||ST|
|10||Warren Barguil (FRA) - Team Giant-Alpecin||ST|
|69||Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:01:28|
|117||Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:05:04|
|118||Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:05:04|
|145||Adam Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:05:04|
|168||Svein Tuft (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:05:04|
|177||Pieter Weening (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:05:04|
|178||Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:05:04|
|180||Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:05:04|
|181||Simon Yates (GBR) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:05:04|