Etixx - Quick-Step: Top 5 in the Opening Team Time Trial of Giro d’Italia

Etixx - Quick-Step Cycling Team earned a 4th place finish on Saturday for the 17.6km Stage 1 TTT of the Giro d'Italia, finishing with a time of 19'45" (53.468km/h) in the race from San Lorenzo Mare to Sanremo.

The team finished 19" down on stage winner Orica-GreenEDGE, who crossed the line at 19'26" (54.340km/h). Tinkoff-Saxo was 2nd (+7"), and Astana rounded out the podium in 3rd (+13"). The parcours was seen as conducive for a fast time trial, but with a couple tricky corners.