Bookwalter and Mitchelton-Scott take opening team time trial victory at Tirreno-Adriatico

Mitchelton-Scott deny Jumbo-Visma at the last minute with strongest team time trial and avoid running over Pooch!

Mitchelton-Scott claimed victory in the opening team time trial at Tirreno-Adriatico, despite having to avert their course due to a another spectator running into the road

The Australian team finished in 22:25 to beat Jumbo-Visma by seven seconds.

Michael Hepburn led the team across the line to take the race lead over Brent Bookwalter, Luke Durbridge, and Adam Yates.

The incident wasnt the only one, rain-soaked and treacherous, turned disastrous for Bora-Hansgrohe when a pedestrian crossing the course at a marked crosswalk stepped directly in front of the oncoming riders. The first riders swerved to avoid the man, but Rafal Majka plowed into him, taking down Oscar Gatto who was directly behind him.

2019 Tirreno-Adratico Stage 1 TTT Results

1 Mitchelton-Scott 0:22:25 
2 Team Jumbo-Visma 0:00:07 
3 Team Sunweb 0:00:22 
4 Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:00:37 
5 Team Sky 0:00:47 
6 Lotto Soudal 0:00:54 
7 EF Education First 0:00:56 
8 Groupama-FDJ 0:00:58 
9 Israel Cycling Academy 0:01:05 
10 Bahrain-Merida 0:01:10 
11 CCC Team 0:01:12 
12 Trek-Segafredo   
13 Astana Pro Team 0:01:13 
14 UAE Team Emirates 0:01:19 
15 Movistar Team 0:01:32 
16 Dimension Data 0:01:34 
17 Katusha-Alpecin 0:01:38 
18 Gazprom-Rusvelo 0:01:40 
19 Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:01:54 
20 Bora-Hansgrohe 0:01:57 
21 AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:01 
22 Neri Sottoli Selle Italia KTM NSK 0:02:10 
23 Bardiani CSF 0:02:41

2019 Tirreno-Adratico GC after Stage 1

1 Michael Hepburn (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott 0:22:25 
2 Brent Bookwalter (USA) Mitchelton-Scott   
3 Luke Durbridge (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott   
4 Adam Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott   
5 Alexander Edmondson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott   
6 Jos van Emden (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:00:03 
7 Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:00:07 
8 Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma   
9 Tony Martin (Ger) Team Jumbo-Visma   
10 Laurens De Plus (Bel) Team Jumbo-Visma

 
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