ORICA-BikeExchange produced a strong ride to finish in sixth place in the team time trial on stage two of the Vuelta a Burgos today.
The Australian outfit posted a time of 13minutes 19seconds for the ten kilometre course, finishing just nine seconds down on stage winner Astana Pro Team.
Sport director Dave McPartland was pleased with the team’s performance, especially with new signing Carlos Verona and stagiaire Nick Schultz both competing in their first race with the squad.
“I’m very happy with our performance today,” said McPartland. “Considering that Carlos (Verona) and Nick (Schultz) had only ridden their time trial bikes for the first time yesterday they both contributed very well I couldn’t ask for more from the guys today.”
|1||Astana Pro Team||13:10|
|3||Etixx - Quick Step||0:03|
|9||Caja Rural - Seguros RGA||0:14|