Giro 2015 Stage 1: Orica GreenEdge wins, Gerrans in pink

OricaThe Giro 2015 is off with a team time trial in 17.6 kilometres. The race is won by Orica GreenEdge with Simon Gerrans taking the first pink jersey. Contador is the best GC-men, Aru second and Uran third. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 1st stage 2015 Giro

1. Orica GreenEdge
2. Tinkoff Saxo + 0.07
3. Astana + 0.13
4. Etixx Quickstep + 0.19
5. Movistar + 0.21
6. IAM Cycling + 0.25
7. BMC Racing Team s.t.
8. FDJ.fr + 0.28
9. Team Sky + 0.27
10. Team Katusha s.t.
11. Trek Factory Racing + 0.29
12. Lotto Soudal s.t.
13. LottoNL Jumbo + 0.36
14. Bardiani CSF + 0.37
15. CCC Sprandi Polkowice + 0.45
16. AG2R La Mondiale + 0.48
17. Giant-Alpecin + 0.49
18. Southeast + 0.52
19. Cannondale-Garmin + 0.53
20. Nippo-Vini Fantini + 0.57
21. Lampre Merida + 0.59
22. Androni + 1.03

GC after stage 1
1. Simon Gerrans (aus)
2. Michael Matthews (aus) s.t.
3. Michael Hepburn (aus) s.t.
4. Pieter Weening (nld) s.t.
5. Simon Clarke (aus) s.t.
6. Esteban Chaves (col) s.t.
7. Manuele Boaro (ita) + 0.07
8. Roman Kreuziger (cze) s.t.
9. Michael Rogers (aus) s.t.
10. Alberto Contador (spa) s.t.

13. Fabio Aru (ita) + 0.13
27. Rigoberto Uran (col) + 0.19
57. Richie Porte (aus) + 0.27

Race report
The only time checkpoint is after 10 km’s and it is in 10’43” Tinkoff-Saxo (Contador) passes there, the fastest time until now. Orica 10’45” while Katusha (Zakarin) makes it in 10’52”, Etixx (Uran) in 10’53”, Astana (Aru) 10’55”, and both Sky (Porte) and Lotto-Soudal (Van den Broeck ) 10’57”.

Orica finishes in 19’26” with Gerrans crossing the line first. He will be in pink tomorrow.

Giro 2015 stage 1: Route map, profile, and more

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