Giro 2014: Orica GreenEdge wins TTT, decent start Uran and Evans

Svein TuftThe 1st stage in the 2014 Giro is won by Orica GreenEdge, with Omega Pharma 5 seconds and BMC 7 seconds behind. 37-year old Canadian Svein Tuft is the first to wear the pink jersey and , while GC-contenders Rigoberto Uran and Cadel Evans have a great start. Daniel Martin is to pity, due to a crash he is forced to abondon. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 1st stage Giro 2014

1. Orica GreenEdge 24:42
2. Omega-Pharma + 0.05
3. BMC Racing Team + 0.07
4. Tinkoff Saxo + 0.23
5. Team Sky + 0.35
6. Astana + 0.38
7. Canondale + 0.53
8. Movistar + 0.55
9. Giant Shimano + 0.56
10. AG2R + 0.58

GC after stage 1
1. Svein Tuft (Canada)
2. Luke Durbridge (Australia) s.t.
3. Pieter Weening (The Netherlands) s.t.
4. Cameron Meyer (Australia) s.t.
5. Michael Matthews (Australia) s.t.
6. Ivan Santaromita (Italy) s.t.
7. Pieter Serry (Belgium) + 0.05
8. Gianluca Brambilla (Italy) s.t.
9. Rigoberto Urán (Colombia) s.t.
10. Serge Pauwels (Belgium) s.t.

Race report
Team Colombia is the first to start and obviously the first to finish in 26’05″. GreenEdge is the second team to start and in 24’42″ the winner of the day. Birthday boy Svein Tuft (37) crossed the line first and starts in the pink jersey tomorrow.

Katusha (Rodríguez) comes in at 26’15″ and Movistar (Quintana) 25’37″, giving the Colombian climber a 0’38” gain over his Spanish opponent.

But BMC (Cadel Evans) and Omega Pharma (Rigoberto Uran) are up for even better performances, with respectively 24’49″ and 24’47″.

Bad luck for Garmin Sharp, crashing on a seemingly safe section in the route. Leader Daniel Martin is one of the victims and the Irishman has to abandon before even arriving in his homeland.

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