ORICA-GreenEDGE hoped to secure a stage win during their seven days of racing. Mission accomplished. Simon Gerrans took a thrilling victory on the penultimate stage. In addition the the stage win, Brett Lancaster secured a stage podium [third on stage two] and Christian Meier won the points jersey and TDF 100 sprint jersey.
“This was a highly successful week for the team. At the beginning of the week, I said that if we could take a stage win, we could call the race a success. We obviously did that with Gerro yesterday. We put our mark on the race with the stage win. Brett [Lancaster] mixed it up in the sprints, and Travis [Meyer] had a great day today to finish eighth on the stage. The two jerseys are a big bonus.” - Christian Meier