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Movistar Team shifts expectations: 8th place in maiden TTT

6 July 2018
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Top-ten finish to open Giro Rosa

Biannic, García, Jasinska, Llamas, Merino, Neylan and Rodríguez perform strong in flat 15km course around Verbania: finish just over 1′ behind Sunweb, first leaders with Ellen Van Dijk.

A relentless, conscientious job by the whole Movistar Team directed by Jorge Sanz led the Blues to a top-ten result in their first-ever team time trial since the women’s squad was born in February. The Spanish outfit grabbed the 8th place at the opening stage of the Giro Rosa -15.5km in and around Verbania, in front of the Lago Maggiore- with a fantastic, well-coordinated effort from its seven riders against the top squads and riders in the WorldTour.

So proud of our ladies at the Giro Rosa Cycling Race opener, shifting everybody's expectations over and over again 👏🇮🇹8th place in our first team time trial EVER – only 1'11" behind Sunweb in a very flat course (15km) around Verbania. Many great things to come in this race! (🎥 PMG Sport)More info about the race ➡️ movte.am/18GiroRGuide

Publicada por Movistar Team en Viernes, 6 de julio de 2018

Aude Biannic, Mavi García, Malgorzata Jasinska, Lorena Llamas, Eider Merino, Rachel Neylan and Gloria Rodríguez finished with 19’36”, a time staying at the top of the leaderboard for around twenty minutes and only beaten by the final group -Sunweb won the stage with 18’24”, improving the Blues’ record by 1’11”. The Giro will now head into less demanding terrain, starting with Saturday’s 120km around Ovada, sprinters set to profit from their chances before the mountains loom on Tuesday.

Picture (c): Sean Robinson / Vélofocus

Male Team 06 - 15 Jul

Giro Rosa ITA

(1st Stage) Verbania (CRE / TTT) (15.5 km)
  1. 01 Team Sunweb 18'24"
  2. 02 Mitchelton-Scott +1"
  3. 03 Boels-Dolmans +12"
  4. 8 Movistar Team ( Aude Biannic Mavi García Małgorzata Jasińska Lorena Llamas Eider Merino Rachel Neylan Gloria Rodríguez ) +1'11"