Astana Proteam did a good race, holding the entire roster of 8 riders until the finish line. As result, Astana took 6th place in the race, 1 minute and 16 seconds behind the winner, BMC Racing Team.
- For all riders, who started here, it was the first race of the season. And immediately, such a hard challenge as team time trial of 38 km. We had two main objectives today – to do a good result and to ride as a team, to feel the race, its rhythm. We planned to have six riders at the finish, but it was nice to see all eight riders finishing together. In general, I think, we did really well, especially having a roster of climbers. Today’s race suited TTT specialists with a lot of fast sectors, while we, mostly, have riders for mountain stages. Tomorrow it will be a stage on the roads we know very well, because it is a place of our training camps. So, let’s see what happens in the next days, - explained sports director Dmitri Sedoun.
Tomorrow, the second stage of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana will be held: 180,6 km from Alicante to Denia.
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