It was a fairly uneventful day for ORICA-GreenEDGE on another mountenous stage of the Tour de Suisse, all finishing the day safetly in the main bunch.
Stage seven provided the final summit finish of the tour with a challenging 12.3kilometre climb up to the line, averaging at 10.4percent. An early breakaway of two riders animated the 224kilometre stage, eventually being caught with just five kilometres remaining.
Tejay Van Garderen (BMC Racing Team) attacked in the final kilometres and went on to win the stage solo, with ORICA-GreenEDGE riders finishing further back in the main peloton after another solid day in the saddle.
"The team were focused around Luke Durbridge and Chris Juul-Jensen today," Sport director Neil Stephens. "The guys were keeping them out of the wind and keeping their food supplies up."
|1||Tejay Van Garderen (USA) - BMC Racing Team||6:26:13|
|2||Miguel Angel Lopez (COL) - Astana Pro Team||0:00:16|
|3||Warren Barguil (FRA) - Team Giant-Alpecin||0:00:16|
|4||Jarlinson Pantano (COL) - IAM Cycling||0:00:31|
|5||Andrew Talansky (USA) - Cannondale Pro Cycling||0:00:33|
|6||Simon Spilak (SLO) - Team Katusha||0:00:43|
|7||Rui Costa (POR) - Lampre - Merida||0:00:49|
|8||Jon Izaguirre (SPA) - Movistar Team||0:00:49|
|9||Víctor De La Parte (SPA) - CCC Sprandi Polkowice||0:00:59|
|10||Jan Hirt (CZE) - CCC Sprandi Polkowice||0:00:59|
|44||Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:12:15|
|51||Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:12:51|
|76||Christopher Juul Jensen (DEN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:16:26|
|78||Mathew Hayman (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:16:58|
|93||Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:19:05|
|98||Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:19:36|
|102||Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE||0:20:59|