Giro del Trentino: BMC Racing claim victory in opening team time trial as Daniel Oss takes lead

Last Updated: 22/04/14 5:38pm

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Cadel Evans: Takes an early advantage over his GC rivals

Cadel Evans: Takes an early advantage over his GC rivals

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BMC Racing got off to the best-possible start at the Giro del Trentino with victory in the opening team time trial test.

The team of Cadel Evans pulled off the quickest time on the pan-flat 14.3-kilometre course, winning the stage by an impressive 15 seconds to place Daniel Oss into the race lead.

Team NetApp-Endura - featuring Brit Scott Thwaites - took second on the day, edging out Team Sky by four seconds during a hard-fought stage.

Sky had set the early benchmark and despite having to start the race with six out of a possible eight riders captured third, led across the line by Sir Bradley Wiggins.

Movistar and Cannondale rounded out the top five, 22 and 23 seconds respectively behind BMC - the only team to set an intermediate split under the seven minute mark - and lead GC contender Evans.

The action continues on Wednesday with stage two and a summit finish at San Giacomo di Brentonico.

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