Tour de Slovénie
Stage 1: Ljubljana (ITT) - Stage Details

Svein Tuft took his second time trial win of the season, posting the quickest time on the opening stage of Tour de Slovénie. The eight time Canadian National time trial champion covered the 8.8 kilometre course in Ljubljana, 6” quicker than teammate Brett Lancaster in second. It is the 20th win for ORICA-GreenEDGE this year.

The flat fast course favoured the power rider. With two riders on the podium and four in the top six, ORICA-GreenEDGE dominated the day. Tuft averaged 53.2 kilometres per hour en route to his winning time of 9:55.

“Everything went right today. I have good sensations from the start. I knew I was on a good ride.” - Svein Tuft

“The course suited us very well. Heppy [Michael Hepburn], Brett, Svein and Sebastian [Langeveld] are all specialists in sort of event, and they all did great rides.” - Sport Director Matt Wilson

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Svein Tuft (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:09:55
2 Brett Lancaster (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:06
3 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) - Rusvelo 0:00:08
4 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:13
5 Adriano Malori (Ita) - Lampre Merida 0:00:16
6 Michael Hepburn (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:30
7 Alessandro Proni (Ita) - Vini Fantini 0:00:31
8 Ariel Richeze (Arg) - Lampre Merida 0:00:32
9 Kirill Sveshnikov (Rus) - Lokosphinx 0:00:33
10 Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) - Rusvelo ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Svein Tuft (Can) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:09:55
2 Brett Lancaster (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:06
4 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:13
6 Michael Hepburn (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:30
14 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:35
23 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:41
55 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:58