Thursday, March 10, 2011

2011 Tirreno-Adriatico, Stage 1

Rabobank with Lars Boom, Oscar Freire, Rick Flens, Robert Gesink, Sebastian Langeveld, Tom Leezer, Bram Tankink and Maarten Wynants won the team time-trial over a 16.8 km race on the streets of Marina di Carrara. The Dutch team covered the distance in 18:08 (55,588 km/h), 9 seconds ahead of Hushovd's Garmin-Cervelo team and 10 ahead of the favorite HTC with Cavendish. The blue leader's jersey went to 25 year-old Dutchman Lars Boom who was first to cross the finishing-line.

1. Rabobank in 18:08
2. Garmin Cervelo in 18:17 (+9)
3. HTC High Road in 18:18 (+10)
4. Saxo Bank Sungard in 18:19 (+11)
5. Liquigas Cannondale in 18:30 (+22)
6. BMC in 18:34 (+26)
7. Leopard Trek in 18:37 (+29)
8. Radioshack in 18:38 (+30)
9. Sky in 18:41 (+33)
10. Lampre ISD in 18:47 (+39)
11. Omega Pharma Lotto in 18:49 (+41)
12. Acqua&Sapone in 18:55 (+47)
13. Movistar in 18:59 (+51)
14. Vacansoleil in 18:59 (+51)
15. Astana in 18:59 (+52)
16. Katusha in 19:01 (+53)
17. Farnese Vini Neri a 19:03 (+55)
18. AG2r in 19:05 (+57)
19. Quick Step in 19:16 (+1:08)
20. Euskaltel in 19:21 (+1:13)

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  1. Not all that impressed with Universal Sports coverage. Why do they have to mike the camera in the helicopter? I could do without the rotor noise drowning out the announcers.

  2. We have to say Univeral Sports coverage is pretty good. Excellent picture quality. That rotor noise from the helicopter is on the main feed, it's not Universal's doing, you hear it on the Italian broadcasts too most of the time. While we would prefer to have Pancani and Cassani doing the commentary, we realize for the US market English-language is important and the guys they have are better-than-average.