Giro d'Italia is Bobridge's only pre-Olympics road race

Former track rivals Taylor Phinney (BMC) and Jack Bobridge (Orica-GreenEdge) had opposite starts to the Giro d'Italia. The Australian Bobridge finished the stage 1 time trial in 114th position, exactly one minute behind the American Phinney. With his record-setting pursuit background, Bobridge seemed like a candidate for a strong performance on the 8.7km course in Herning, Denmark, but the South Australian had downplayed expectations prior to the race.

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