Team Sky 'very happy' with Tirreno-Adriatico team time trial result as they look ahead to mountains

British WorldTour team places third behind BMC Racing and Mitchelton-Scott in Tirreno-Adriatco opener

Team Sky on stage one of 2018 Tirreno-Adriatico. Photo by Yuzuru Sunada

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Team Sky placed third in the opening team time trial of the 2018 edition of Tirreno-Adriatico in Italy on Wednesday, a result that the squad says they are 'very happy' with.

The British WorldTour outfit was the second squad to start out on the flat 21.5-kilometre test against the clock in Lido Di Camaiore. This put them at something of a disadvantage as they were unaware of how other teams would tackle the twisting route.

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