Tour de Suisse
Stage 1: Quinto - Quinto (ITT) - Stage Details

Cameron Meyer posted the fastest time on the opening stage time trial at the Tour de Suisse. Ten seconds quicker than Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma-Quick-Step) in second, Meyer covered the 8.1 kilometre course in 9’40. The Western Australian will wear yellow during the first road stage tomorrow.

“Today went really well. ’m excited and a bit surprised with the result. I started off with the earlier group of riders, and the wind was definitely in my favour. Still, my legs were good.” - Cameron Meyer

“Any day there is a first stage time trial, the team can choose in which order it wants to race its riders. We knew there was a big chance of rain in the afternoon, so we purposefully put Cam early. Most teams put their GC guys in the last wave as a general rule,” said Lapge. “We did something different today and it paid dividends. It was a little bit of luck and some good planning combined with a super, super ride.” - Sport Director Laurenzo Lapage

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Cameron Meyer (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:09:40
2 Niki Terpstra (Ned) - Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:00:10
3 Heinrich Haussler (Aus) - IAM Cycling 0:00:14
4 Alex Rasmussen (Den) - Garmin-Sharp 0:00:15
5 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) - Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:16
6 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) - IAM Cycling ST
7 Michel Koch (Ger) - Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:18
8 Peter Velits (Svk) - Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:00:19
9 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) - Garmin-Sharp ST
10 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) - Team Saxo-Tinkoff ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
1 Cameron Meyer (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:09:40
34 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:33
38 Michael Albasini (Swi) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:34
41 Daryl Impey (RSA) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:35
58 Baden Cooke (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:42
75 Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:45
92 Sam Bewley (NZl) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:52
151 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:13