Mitchelton-Scott claim Czech Tour opening TTT

Mitchelton-Scott claimed a commanding victory in the opening team time trial of the 2020 Czech Tour in Unicov.

Powered by Australian time trial champion Luke Durbridge, who crossed the line first and took the race leader's jersey, with Michael Hepburn, Damien Howson, Edoardo Affini, Lucas Hamilton and Kaden Groves, the WorldTour squad put 25 seconds into its nearest rivals, Team Sunweb, on the 18.1km course.

NTT Pro Cycling were the favourites for the stage with Hour Record holder Victor Campenaerts in their ranks, but he and teammates Reinardt Janse van Rensburg and Jay Thomson crashed during the stage. They were able to finish, dead last at 1:56.

"It was a fantastic team ride, obviously we were targeting the team time trial to try and get our GC guys the biggest buffer as possible, and we did that," Durbridge said.

"It was a super, super fast course, but since the lockdown we haven’t done an effort like this, so it was bloody hard! We did a really, really great job, everyone was super strong, some really big turns from the TT guys and everyone else just did what they needed to do."

Durbridge said it wasn't in the plan for him to cross the line first.

"A win is a win, to pull the yellow jersey on for the team is great. It wasn’t the plan for me to get it, it was just everyone go as hard as you can to the line and that’s just the way it was. So a fantastic start, but it’s just the beginning of the tour and we have a few days to try and hold onto the yellow jersey."

The Czech Tour continues on Friday with a 193.7km stage.

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Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mitchelton-Scott 0:19:49
2Team Sunweb 0:00:25
3UnoX Pro Cycling
4Elkov-Kasper 0:00:28
5Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:31
6Team Jumbo-Visma 0:00:34
7Alpecin-Fenix 0:00:39
8Bahrain McLaren 0:00:43
9SEG Racing Academy 0:00:45
10Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 0:00:59
11Leopard Pro cycling 0:01:06
12Czech National Team
13Metec-TKH p/b Mantel 0:01:09
14Swiss Racing Academy 0:01:16
15Lotto-Kern Haus 0:01:21
16Bingoal WB 0:01:34
17Adria Mobil 0:01:38
18Voster ATS
19Maloja Pushbikers 0:01:47
20Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels 0:01:50
21NTT Pro Cycling 0:01:56
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General classification after stage 1
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luke Durbridge (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott 0:19:49
2Jack Bauer (NZl) Mitchelton-Scott
3Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
4Kaden Groves (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
5Damien Howson (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
6Joris Nieuwenhuis (Ned) Team Sunweb 0:00:25
7Asbjørn Kragh Andersen (Den) Team Sunweb
8Michael Storer (Aus) Team Sunweb
9Nico Denz (Ger) Team Sunweb
10Felix Gall (Aut) Team Sunweb
11Chad Haga (USA) Team Sunweb
12Anders Skaarseth (Nor) Uno-X Norwegian Development Team
13Torstein Træen (Nor) Uno-X Norwegian Development Team
14Markus Hoelgaard (Nor) Uno-X Norwegian Development Team
15Niklas Larsen (Den) Uno-X Norwegian Development Team
16Michal Schlegel (Cze) Elkov-Kasper 0:00:28
17Michael Kukrle (Cze) Elkov-Kasper
18Adam Toupalík (Cze) Elkov-Kasper
19Dominik Neuman (Cze) Elkov-Kasper
20Jan Bárta (Cze) Elkov-Kasper
21Karel Hník (Cze) Elkov-Kasper
22Jakub Otruba (Cze) Elkov-Kasper
23Michael Hepburn (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
24Lukas Pöstlberger (Aut) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:31
25Matteo Fabbro (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
26Ide Schelling (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe
27Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe
28Julius Johansen (Den) Uno-X Norwegian Development Team 0:00:32
29Pascal Eenkhoorn (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:00:34
30Michel Heßmann (Ger) Team Jumbo-Visma
31Koen Bouwman (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma
32Olav Kooij (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma
33Lars Boven (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:00:36
34Alexander Krieger (Ger) Alpecin-Fenix 0:00:39
35Otto Vergaerde (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
36Tim Merlier (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
37Petr Vakoc (Cze) Alpecin-Fenix
38Luka Pibernik (Slo) Bahrain McLaren 0:00:43
39Jan Tratnik (Slo) Bahrain McLaren
40Grega Bole (Slo) Bahrain McLaren
41Stephen Williams (GBr) Bahrain McLaren
42Daan Hoole (Ned) SEG Racing Academy 0:00:45
43Jordi Meeus (Bel) SEG Racing Academy
44Maikel Zijlaard (Ned) SEG Racing Academy
45Stan van Tricht (Bel) SEG Racing Academy
46Marco Frigo (Ita) SEG Racing Academy
47Philipp Walsleben (Ger) Alpecin-Fenix 0:00:50
48Alexandar Richardson (GBr) Alpecin-Fenix
49Jimmy Janssens (Bel) Alpecin-Fenix
50Amaury Capiot (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 0:00:59
51Cedric Beullens (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
52Kenneth Van Rooy (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
53Fabio Van den Bossche (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
54Jordi Warlop (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise
55Szymon Rekita (Pol) Leopard Pro Cycling 0:01:06
56Mauro Schmid (Swi) Leopard Pro Cycling
57Mattias Skjelmose Jensen (Den) Leopard Pro Cycling
58Filip Maciejuk (Pol) Leopard Pro Cycling
59Jan Maas (Ned) Leopard Pro Cycling
60Arthur Kluckers (Lux) Leopard Pro Cycling
61Daniel Turek (Cze) Czech National Team
62Vojt_ch _epa (Cze) Czech National Team
63Petr Kelemen (Cze) Czech National Team
64Vojtec Sedlacek (Cze) Czech National Team
65Karel Vacek (Cze) Czech National Team
66Jesper Asselman (Ned) Metec-TKH p/b Mantel 0:01:09
67Sjoerd Bax (Ned) Metec-TKH p/b Mantel
68Dylan Bouwmans (Ned) Metec-TKH p/b Mantel
69Marijn van den Berg (Ned) Metec-TKH p/b Mantel
70Stef Krul (Ned) Metec-TKH p/b Mantel
71Jens van den Dool (Ned) Metec-TKH p/b Mantel
72Thery Schir (Swi) Swiss Racing Academy 0:01:16
73Lukas Rüegg (Swi) Swiss Racing Academy
74Timon Rüegg (Swi) Swiss Racing Academy
75Cyrille Thièry (Swi) Swiss Racing Academy
76Joshua Huppertz (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus 0:01:21
77Alexander Tarlton (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus
78Mario Spengler (Swi) Team Lotto-Kern Haus
79Jan Hugger (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus
80Christian Maximilian Koch (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus
81Sean De Bie (Bel) Bingoal WB 0:01:34
82Julien Mortier (Bel) Bingoal WB
83Kenny Molly (Bel) Bingoal WB
84Boris Vallee (Bel) Bingoal WB
85Dimitri Peyskens (Bel) Bingoal WB
86Tom Wirtgen (Lux) Bingoal WB
87Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Adria Mobil 0:01:38
88David Per (Slo) Adria Mobil
89Aljaz Omrzel (Slo) Adria Mobil
90Kristjan Hocevar (Slo) Adria Mobil
91Pawel Cieslik (Pol) Voster ATS Team
92Pawel Franczak (Pol) Voster ATS Team
93Adam Stachowiak (Pol) Voster ATS Team
94Sylwester Janiszewski (Pol) Voster ATS Team
95Mateusz Grabis (Pol) Voster ATS Team
96Corey Davis (USA) Maloja Pushbikers 0:01:47
97Yannik Achterberg (Ger) Maloja Pushbikers
98Miká Heming (Ger) Maloja Pushbikers
99Leon Echtermann (Ger) Maloja Pushbikers
100Matthias Mangertseder (Ger) Maloja Pushbikers
101Filippo Fortin (Ita) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels 0:01:50
102Andi Bajc (Slo) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels
103Moran Vermeulen (Aut) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels
104Riccardo Zoidl (Aut) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels
105Ziga Groselj (Slo) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels
106Stephan Rabitsch (Aut) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels
107Michael Carbel Svendgaard (Den) NTT Pro Cycling 0:01:56
108Matteo Sobrero (Ita) NTT Pro Cycling
109Jay Thomson (RSA) NTT Pro Cycling
110Victor Campenaerts (Bel) NTT Pro Cycling
111Erik Baska (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:02:01
112Domen Novak (Slo) Bahrain McLaren 0:02:03
113Sven Burger (Ned) SEG Racing Academy 0:02:15
114Edoardo Affini (Ita) Mitchelton-Scott 0:02:25
115Kim Alexander Heiduk (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus 0:02:26
116Gasper Katrasnik (Slo) Adria Mobil 0:02:43
117Marko Kump (Slo) Adria Mobil
118Thimo Willems (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 0:02:46
119Bostjan Murn (Slo) Adria Mobil 0:02:48
120Max Kanter (Ger) Team Sunweb 0:03:03
121Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bahrain McLaren 0:03:07
122Juraj Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:03:08
123Wojciech Sykala (Pol) Voster ATS Team 0:03:10
124Milan Menten (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 0:03:20
125Alex Vogel (Swi) Swiss Racing Academy 0:03:24
126Tomá_ Bárta (Cze) Czech National Team 0:03:35
127Michal Procházka (Cze) Czech National Team
128Nicholas Dlamini (RSA) NTT Pro Cycling 0:03:41
129Andreas Nielsen (Den) NTT Pro Cycling
130Yves Lütolf (Swi) Swiss Racing Academy 0:03:52
131Jakub Murias (Pol) Voster ATS Team
132Adne Koster (Ned) Metec-TKH p/b Mantel 0:03:53
133Tim Wollenberg (Ger) Maloja Pushbikers 0:04:03
134Jan Kuhn (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus 0:04:05
135Fabian Paumann (Swi) Swiss Racing Academy 0:04:13
136Tobias Hornstein (Ger) Maloja Pushbikers 0:04:16
137Owen Geleijn (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:04:21
138Maarten Wynants (Bel) Team Jumbo-Visma
139Martin Laas (Est) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:04:33
140David Dekker (Ned) SEG Racing Academy 0:04:40
141Jonas Abrahamsen (Nor) Uno-X Norwegian Development Team 0:04:47
142Daniel Hoelgaard (Nor) Uno-X Norwegian Development Team
143Patrick Haller (Ger) Leopard Pro Cycling 0:04:53
144Mathijs Paasschens (Ned) Bingoal WB 0:05:08
145Fabian Schormair (Ger) Team Felbermayr Simplon Wels 0:05:50
146Reinardt Janse van Rensburg (RSA) NTT Pro Cycling 0:08:22
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Young riders classification
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kaden Groves (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott 0:19:49
2Felix Gall (Aut) Team Sunweb 0:00:25
3Jakub Otruba (Cze) Elkov-Kasper 0:00:28
4Ide Schelling (Ned) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:00:31
5Julius Johansen (Den) Uno-X Norwegian Development Team 0:00:32
6Michel Heßmann (Ger) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:00:34
7Olav Kooij (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma
8Lars Boven (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:00:36
9Daan Hoole (Ned) SEG Racing Academy 0:00:45
10Jordi Meeus (Bel) SEG Racing Academy
11Stan van Tricht (Bel) SEG Racing Academy
12Marco Frigo (Ita) SEG Racing Academy
13Fabio Van den Bossche (Bel) Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise 0:00:59
14Mauro Schmid (Swi) Leopard Pro Cycling 0:01:06
15Mattias Skjelmose Jensen (Den) Leopard Pro Cycling
16Filip Maciejuk (Pol) Leopard Pro Cycling
17Arthur Kluckers (Lux) Leopard Pro Cycling
18Vojt_ch _epa (Cze) Czech National Team
19Petr Kelemen (Cze) Czech National Team
20Vojtec Sedlacek (Cze) Czech National Team
21Karel Vacek (Cze) Czech National Team
22Marijn van den Berg (Ned) Metec-TKH p/b Mantel 0:01:09
23Jens van den Dool (Ned) Metec-TKH p/b Mantel
24Alexander Tarlton (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus 0:01:21
25Jan Hugger (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus
26Aljaz Omrzel (Slo) Adria Mobil 0:01:38
27Kristjan Hocevar (Slo) Adria Mobil
28Miká Heming (Ger) Maloja Pushbikers 0:01:47
29Matthias Mangertseder (Ger) Maloja Pushbikers
30Kim Alexander Heiduk (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus 0:02:26
31Bostjan Murn (Slo) Adria Mobil 0:02:48
32Alex Vogel (Swi) Swiss Racing Academy 0:03:24
33Tomá_ Bárta (Cze) Czech National Team 0:03:35
34Michal Procházka (Cze) Czech National Team
35Jakub Murias (Pol) Voster ATS Team 0:03:52
36Adne Koster (Ned) Metec-TKH p/b Mantel 0:03:53
37Tim Wollenberg (Ger) Maloja Pushbikers 0:04:03
38Jan Kuhn (Ger) Team Lotto-Kern Haus 0:04:05
39Tobias Hornstein (Ger) Maloja Pushbikers 0:04:16
40Owen Geleijn (Ned) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:04:21
41David Dekker (Ned) SEG Racing Academy 0:04:40

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