BMC wins Giro del Trentino opening team time trial

NetApp-Endura put in strong ride to place second, with Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky in third

(Image credit: Luca Bettini)

BMC Racing won the opening team time trial of the 2014 Giro del Trentino on Tuesday, putting the squad's Daniel Oss into the early race lead.

The US-based team clocked a time of 14 minutes and two seconds over the flat 14.3 kilometre route to beat NetApp-Endura in second at 15 seconds and Team Sky in third at 19 seconds.

BMC's average speed of 57.292km/h is only just outside the record of 57.8km/h set by Orica-GreenEdge in last year's Tour de France. The comfortable margin of victory for BMC puts team leader Cadel Evans in a good position going into tomorrow's road stage.

Sky's line-up includes Bradley Wiggins, but only supported by five team-mates rather than the eight-man rosters of the majority of other teams in the race.

NetApp-Endura's line-up includes British rider Scott Thwaites. British time trial champion Alex Dowsett is part of Movistar's team, which placed fourth in the TTT.

The hilly four-day race continues on Wednesday with a 165km stage from Limone sul Garda to San Giacomo di Brentonico, which finishes atop a first category climb. The 2014 Giro del Trentino concludes on Friday, April 25.

Results
Giro del Trentino 2014: Riva del Garda to Arco, 14.3km team time trial
1. BMC Racing in 14-02

2. NetApp-Endura at 15 secs

3. Team Sky at 19 secs

4. Movistar at 22 secs

5. Cannondale at 23 secs

6. Astana at 29 secs

7. Rusvelo at 31 secs

8. Lampre-Merida at 33 secs

9. CCC Polsat Polkowice at 36 secs

10. Colombia at 37 secs

Overall classification after stage one

1. Daniel Oss (Ita) BMC Racing

2. Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing

3. Rick Zabel (Ger) BMC Racing

4. Steve Morabito (Sui) BMC Racing

5. Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing

6. Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing at same time

7. Iker Camano (Spa) NetApp-Endura at 5 secs

8. David De La Cruz (Spa) NetApp-Endura

9. Leopold Konig (Cze) NetApp-Endura

10. Jose Pimenta (Por) NetApp-Endura at same time

Other

14. Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Sky at 9 secs

18. Philip Deignan (Irl) Team Sky at 9 secs

22. Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar at 12 secs

103. Scott Thwaites (GBr) NetApp-Endura at 43 secs

BMC wins stage one of the 2014 Tour of Trentino

BMC wins stage one of the 2014 Tour of Trentino
(Image credit: Watson)

The Net App team on stage one of the 2014 Tour of Trentino

The Net App team on stage one of the 2014 Tour of Trentino
(Image credit: Watson)

Team Sky on stage one of the 2014 Tour of Trentino

Team Sky on stage one of the 2014 Tour of Trentino
(Image credit: Watson)

Daniel Oss takes race lead after BMC win team time trial, Giro del Trentino 2014

Daniel Oss takes race lead after BMC win team time trial, Giro del Trentino 2014
(Image credit: Luca Bettini)

Credit: Graham Watson

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