(09-03-2016 / Press Ciclismo RCS SportLido di Camaiore, 9 March 2016 – With an average speed of 56.947 km/h, setting a new record of the race, Italian rider Daniel Oss, first over the line with his team, is the first to wear the Tirreno-Adriatico NamedSport Maglia Azzurra of race leader.

BMC Racing Team won the 22.7 km Lido di Camaiore Team Time Trial, the opening stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico NamedSport 2016. Etixx – Quick Step and FDJ teams finished second and third.

Crossing the line first, the Italian rider Daniel Oss is the new race General Classification leader, wearing the first Maglia Azzurra.

1 – BMC Racing Team – 22.7 km in 23’55”, average speed 56.497km/h
2 – Etixx – Quick Step at 2″
3 – FDJ at 9″


Maglia Azzurra (blue), general classification leader, sponsored by NamedSport – Daniel Oss (BMC Racing Team).
Maglia Rossa (red), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by Bora – not yet assigned.
Maglia Verde (green), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by CSM – not yet assigned.
Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by – Yves Lampaert (Etixx – Quick Step).

1 – Daniel Oss (BMC Racing Team)
2 – Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
3 – Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) s.t.

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the new race leader said: “This is amazing! We came here with the team time trial as our first goal. This has been our speciality for a few years now. We love it and it all went as we wished. Other stages suit us and we want more results. It’ll be unusual for me to race with the leader’s jersey. Moreover, this is the first real race of the year for Tejay van Garderen. Apart from winning today, we wanted to position him as high as possible on GC. He’s here with high ambitions for the overall”.

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