The 2nd stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico saw Edvald Boasson Hagen sprint to a fine 3rd place finish for our African Team. Jens Herrndorff was at the stage start and finish, capturing some of the scenes around the team..
Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) won the 4th stage of the Paris-Nice, sprinting to the victory ahead of Edward Theuns (Trek-Segafredo) and Andre Greipel (Lotto-Fixall). Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka were part of the action all stage as Matthew Brammeier jumped into the early 4-rider break of the day. It was a tough stage with narrow roads and the road going up and down all day. Orica-Greenedge kept a high a tempo which ensured that Brammeier’s quartet didn’t get more than 4-minutes up the road. It was a good situation for our African Team to have Brammeier in the lead as the team could concentrate on saving.
The 2nd stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico was won by Zdenek Stybar (Etixx-Quickstep). Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) was 2nd and Edvald Boasson Hagen came home in 3rd position for our African Team. It was a long 207km stage from Camaiore to Pomarance with the first 140km of the stage being mostly flat. A 6 rider breakaway animated this portion of the race by riding themselves into a 5-minute lead. BMC Racing were the team controlling the pace making from the peloton. The final 60km of the stage was when things started to get interesting as the peloton reached some more undulating terrain. The gap came down as.