2016 Paris-Roubaix champion and road captain Mathew Hayman represented ORICA-SCOTTin the early breakaway on stage seven of the Tour de Suisse today.
Hayman was amongst a large group of 18 riders that formed early in the 160km. The escapees rode out to a maximum four-minute advantage before being reeled in at the bottom of the tough final 15km climb to the line.
Simon Spilak (Katusha-Alpecin) took a dominant stage win to move into the overall lead whilst Carlos Verona finished as ORICA-SCOTT’s top rider in 24th position, 5’14” adrift.
“Sometimes when you are rolling around in the bunch the easiest thing to do is to go with the moves which was the case with Mathew Hayman today,” sport director Neil Stephens said. “He really didn’t spend that much energy to get in the break or being out there.”
|1||Simon Spilak (SLO) - Katusha-Alpecin||3:58:36|
|2||Ion Izagirre (SPA) - Bahrain-Meirda||0:00:22|
|3||Joseph Dombrowski (USA) - Cannondale-Drapac||0:00:36|
|4||Damiano Caruso (ITA) - BMC Racing Team||0:01:04|
|5||Steven Kruijswijk (NED) - Team LottoNl-Jumbo|
|6||Jan Hirt (CZE) - CCC Sprandi Polkowice||0:01:07|
|7||Rein Taaramäe (EST) - Katusha-Alpecin||0:01:33|
|8||Mikel Nieve (SPA) - Team Sky||0:01:47|
|9||Rui Costa (POR) - UAE Team Emirates||0:01:53|
|10||Pello Bilbao (SPA) - Astana Pro Team||0:02:40|
|24||Carlos Verona (SPA) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:05:14|
|67||Rob Power (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:19:51|
|78||Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:20:28|
|108||Michael Albasini (SWI) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:24:30|
|121||Mathew Hayman (AUS) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:26:43|
|140||Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) - ORICA-SCOTT||0:28:15|