Team Sky got off to an encouraging start at Tirreno-Adriatico after setting the third fastest time in the team time trial.

Stage one played out across 21.5 kilometres in Lido di Camaiore, with Team Sky setting an early benchmark time of 22 minutes and 28 seconds.
The second team to head down the ramp, the seven-man squad worked well together to finish just nine seconds back on the winning time.
Geraint Thomas led the team across the line, and alongside Chris Froome the pair find themselves in a strong early position on the general classification.
Mitchelton-Scott jumped into the lead after going six seconds quicker than Sky, but it was BMC Racing who set the ultimate best time of 22:19. That was enough to ensure Damiano Caruso took an early race lead.

After the stage Sport Director Matteo Tosatto talked us through the day. He told “I’m very happy, the guys were very, very fast today. When you start as the second team sometimes the weather conditions can change ahead of the final team.
“The guys were very strong, very happy and it was a good start to Tirreno-Adriatico. 
“Today G and Chris put in good performances, stages three and four are very important and they look as though they are in good form.” 
Stage one result:
1. BMC Racing 22:19
2. Mitchelton-Scott +4"
3. Team Sky +9"
4. Quick-Step Floors +15"
5. Team Sunweb +25" 

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