Tirreno-Adriatico, Stage 5: Surviving The Cold And Wet16. March 2015 — Road Team
A wet and cold stage at Tirreno-Adriatico Monday ended in a bunch sprint that saw all eight BMC Racing Team riders finishing safely, Sport Director Fabio Baldato explained to the media afterwards. (Photo by Georges Lüchinger, BMC Racing Team.)
Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) won the 210 kilometer stage ahead of Gerald Ciolek (Team MTN-Qhubeka) and Jens Debusschere (Lotto Soudal).
Baldato said the BMC Racing Team's riders survived well in the conditions. "Because of the rain, the roads where not optimal. But our riders survived really well and we had everyone in the front," he said.
BMC Racing Team's Greg Van Avermaet said a lot of riders were suffering from the cold.
"Today was a hard day where you hope it will get dryer by the end of the stage but it kept on raining," He said. "A few times it was really cold and a lot of riders where suffering from it."
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