3.07.2012

Tirreno-Adriatico 1: first Eu victory for Green Edge

It finally came: GreenEdge was waiting for its first victory in Europe. Like every team but more because a new brand team is eager to demonstrade its value. There is one of my favourites here, maybe my best favourite after Andy Schleck, Cameron Meyer. "That was awesome." he tweeted "@_GreenEDGE_ wins Tirenno Adriatico TTT. We rode smooth and fast. Very happy to be a part of our first European win". He is very focused on the Olympics Games this year and on the track but it's always nice to watch him riding. Quite nice also to watch GreenEdge series on YouTube "Bike riders can't cook": check it if you didn't yet. That's a good demonstration of what Nygaard meant tweeting about his 'having fun' in the new team.
RSNT was second and probably the TTT took a smaller effort to those riders than to their LT collegues last year in Marina di Carrara: the new team is definitely stronger against the clock and this result puts Bennati in a good position at the start of a race he could hardly win but dominate yes in the first fast stages. It will be decided atop some nasty climbs so Horner will take the lead in the Adriatico side.
 Results
 
1 GREENEDGE CYCLING TEAM AUS 18:41
  Baden COOKE AUS  
  Matthew Harley GOSS AUS  
  Sebastian LANGEVELD NED  
  Cameron MEYER AUS  
  Jens MOURIS NED  
  Stuart O'GRADY AUS  
  Svein TUFT CAN  
  Tomas VAITKUS LTU  
2 RADIOSHACK-NISSAN LUX +17
  Daniele BENNATI ITA  
  Fabian CANCELLARA SUI  
  Tony GALLOPIN FRA  
  Christopher HORNER USA  
  Giacomo NIZZOLO ITA  
  Yaroslav POPOVYCH UKR  
  Grégory RAST SUI  
  Hayden ROULSTON NZL  
3 GARMIN - BARRACUDA USA +17
  Tyler FARRAR USA  
  Robert HUNTER RSA  
  David MILLAR GBR  
  Ramunas NAVARDAUSKAS LTU  
  Alex RASMUSSEN DEN  
  Andrew TALANSKY USA  
  Johan VAN SUMMEREN BEL  
  Fabian WEGMANN GER  
4 SKY PROCYCLING GBR +23
  Edvald BOASSON HAGEN NOR  
  Mark CAVENDISH GBR  
  Bernhard EISEL AUT  
  Mathew HAYMAN AUS  
  Jeremy HUNT GBR  
  Thomas LÖVKVIST SWE  
  Ian STANNARD GBR  
  Christopher SUTTON AUS  
5 ASTANA PRO TEAM KAZ +30
  Borut BOZIC SLO  
  Enrico GASPAROTTO ITA  
  Maxim IGLINSKY KAZ  
  Fredrik Carl Wilhelm KESSIAKOFF SWE  
  Roman KREUZIGER CZE  
  Dmitriy MURAVYEV KAZ  
  Simone PONZI ITA  
  Paolo TIRALONGO ITA  
6 TEAM SAXO BANK DEN +38
  Manuele BOARO ITA  
  Mads CHRISTENSEN DEN  
  Rafal MAJKA POL  
  Sergio Miguel Moreira PAULINHO POR  
  Bruno PIRES POR  
  Nicki SÖRENSEN DEN  
  David TANNER AUS  
  Matteo TOSATTO ITA
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