Damiano Caruso: This was our first goal of the race
Mar 08 2018 04:04 am CET

Damiano Caruso: This was our first goal of the race
Damiano Caruso: This was our first goal of the race
Photo of the 2018 BMC Racing Team kit (c) CauldPhoto

BMC Racing Team has won the Team Time Trial of Tirreno-Adriatico for the third time in a row, one of the main objectives of the squad for this race.

The team stopped the clock at 22 minutes and 19 seconds, which was enough for it to take the victory and give Damiano Caruso the overall lead on the first day of the Italian race. "There is always a lot of satisfaction for us to win here," said the rider at the end of the stage. "This was our first goal of the race, and we did a lot of work to be ready for it so, we are happy.

"The weather was good and the roads too. The parcours is really fast, but we have the right guys to be able to ride fast. The teamwork was excellent. The whole team, staff and riders, were amazing. All of BMC Racing Team worked really hard. I think it was hard for every team today, but we kept pushing to the finish. We went à bloc, and we are happy. I am not sure if there was less wind for us in the final, but for sure, we had a strong group of riders."

For Caruso, it is special to wear the leader's jersey in his home country and the rider is ready to face the rest of the race. "This is one of my favourite races because we are in Italy and it is always a pleasure to race here," explained the rider. "Without Richie Porte, it is more difficult for us to win the race but I will take it day by day, and we will see what happens from now on.

"We have a few objectives with a couple of stages suiting Greg Van Avermaet, and I want to try and fight for the GC but without any pressure or stress. I just want to take it day by day and see where I end up."



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