ORICA-GreenEDGE riders Michael Matthews and Amets Txurruka had a long day in the breakaway on a hard stage five in the Tour de Suisse.
The Basque and Australian riders made it into the day's main breakaway comprising of 24 riders ahead of two challenging mountain passes.
Darwin Atapuma (BMC-Racing Team) was the only surviver of the group and went on to take the stage victory just four seconds ahead of a chasing bunch, causing a shake up in the general classification.
Danish rider Chris Juul-Jensen was the highest place finisher for the team, finishing in 35th position after a late effort to try cross to the leaders on the final climb.
"Right from the start there were attacks," explained sport director Neil Stephens after the finish of the stage. "It was a really solid stage right from the word go."
|1||Darwin Atapuma (COL) - BMC Racing Team||3:41:52|
|2||Warren Barguil (FRA) - Team Giant-Alpecin||0:00:04|
|3||Pierre-Roger Latour (FRA) - AG2R La Mondiale||0:00:07|
|4||Tejay Van Garderen (USA) - BMC Racing Team||0:00:09|
|5||Wilco Kelderman (NED) - Team LottoNl-Jumbo||0:00:09|
|6||Geraint Thomas (GBR) - Team Sky||0:00:12|
|7||Andrew Talansky (USA) - Cannondale Pro Cycling||0:00:12|
|8||Rui Costa (POR) - Lampre - Merida||0:00:16|
|9||Michele Scarponi (ITA) - Astana Pro Team||0:00:16|
|10||Miguel Angel Lopez (COL) - Astana Pro Team||0:00:16|
|35||Christopher Juul Jensen (DEN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:04:56|
|63||Amets Txurruka (SPA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:13:17|
|68||Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:17:02|
|117||Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:23:34|
|125||Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:23:34|
|137||Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:23:34|
|144||Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:23:48|
|145||Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:23:48|