Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team | TBM took the 7th place at TTT opening stage of Tour de Suisse 2018.
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TBM took the 7th place at TTT opening stage of Tour de Suisse 2018.

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Tour de Suisse 2018.

Frauenland, May 9th– TTT / Stage 1 – 18 km


All TBM riders, sport directors and staff were very focused for the start and opening stage of Tour the Suisse 2018.

The morning recon was done and improved upon the yesterdays’ recon and it was precise scanning of the 18 km course.

TBM was successful after todays’ performance by taking 7thplace and it is a good reason to all TBM riders to look optimistic ahead for the other stages of Tour de Suisse.


Paolo Artuso, the trainer of TBM expressed his satisfaction; We are very satisfied with today’s result. We prepared this TTT very well. We saw the course yesterday and we analysed every details to do a good performance. Our finishing time is good, we are close to other big teams, except of the winners that are really fast. We can still improve, of course. But we’re working ahead of Tour de France and we’re happy with the results so far».


Enrico Gasparotto, our experienced rider said shortly after the stage; “It was fast and furious and I think we did a good TTT, but we did some mistakes. We can be happy about our power and performance but we can be even better without such mistakes”.


BMC Racing team took the victory today ahead of Team Sunweb (+0,20) and Quick Step Floors (+0:27) at the third place. TMB took the 7thplace with a delay of +0,36 behind the winning team.