Team BMC Racing took top honours on the stage 1 TTT at the Tour de Suisse. Team Sunweb placed 2nd and Quickstep-Floors rounded out the stage podium.
The opening stage of the Tour de Suisse saw teams take on an 18km team time trial course in Frauenfeld. The first part of the course was somewhat lumpy and technical before a flat and fast 2nd half. Our African Team hoped to put in a respectable ride against the stronger World Tour outfits as our goal for the stage.
Crossing the line in 21’28”, it was only good enough for 17th on the day for our African Team, but still within just 20 seconds of the top 10. With some more suited stages coming up this week, our riders will look to challenge for a top stage result.