ORICA-GreenEDGE has come agonisingly close to a victory in the opening team time trial at the Tour de Romandie, pipped by less than a second by Team Sky.
As the Australian outfit crossed the finish line, they had the fastest time by 40seconds to Cannondale-Garmin with eight teams still to come.
They remained in the hot seat until the final team of the day, defending champions Team Sky, who stopped the clock just 0.6 of a second faster to steal the honours.
“In the instant it’s really extremely disappointing to lose by so little,” sport director Neil Stephens said. “But then when you sit back and analyse it, you think well we did everything correctly.”
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