9.23.2016

Eneco Tour 5 - Rohan Dennis: "There is a reason why we are the number one team in the world when it comes to the TTT"


Rohan Dennis:
"We finished with 8 riders and we showed that there is a reason why we are the number one team in the world when it comes to the TTT. 
We weren't too stressed about performing. It was more about how much time we would take out of Sagan and Tinkoff. I am pretty satisfied with how we did. It wasn't perfect today. We still have some stuff to work on and you never win easily so everyone in the team suffered a bit but we worked really well together. I would have been happy to finish the TTT with an advantage of anything over 20 seconds and I was aiming personally for around 30 to 40 so to get 34 seconds in the end and bring me to a 27 second advantage in the GC was good. Although it is by no means a given that we will take the win, it will make it a bit easier.
I don't race in Belgium or Holland that often so I have to look to riders like Greg Van Avermaet, Manuel Quinziato and Daniel Oss for direction and the best thing to do at certain stages at the race. We have Taylor Phinney, Van Avermaet, Quinziato and myself in the top ten so we have a lot of cards to play in that sense and if one of us wins that's great. If that means the team wins but I lose it doesn't matter if it is still BMC on the podium."

RESULTS
TTT
1. BMC
2. Etixx - Quick-Step
3. Lotto NL-Jumbo
GC
1 Rohan Dennis 13:40:47
2 Taylor Phinney "16
3 Tony Martin "24
4 Peter Sagan "27
5 Niki Terpstra "27

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