Team Garmin-Transitions returned to stage racing in the Tour of Romandie in Switzerland. The racing began with a short prologue time trial with the young Aussie sensation Jack Bobridge turning in the best time for the team.
“It was a very short and technical 4.3km course for the prologue,” said director sportif Johnny Weltz. “And as expected the splits at the finish were very small. We didn’t get in the top ten, but were close.”
“Our best guy was Bobridge, who without any doubt, can be a guy for this type of a stage in the future! The positive part of the day was our two experinced riders, Christian Vande Velde and Svein Tuft had a good go without a loss of too much time to the leader.”
” They would for sure have had more to offer on a longer time trial. All in all, a short day with a lot more to come this week.”
The team’s Aussie director Matt White said that an injury made the spot possible for Bobridge to start his first European ProTour race a little earlier than planned, but that this should be good for his development.
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