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Tour de Suisse: Marycz 22nd in the opening TT

Jarosław Marycz was the team’s fastest rider on stage 1 of Tour de Suisse, individual time trial, setting 22nd best time.

The opening TT in Baar was 6,4 kilometers long. It was mostly flat, but had some technical sections, with sharp corners. It was important to stay focused throughout the entire distance, since it was raining in the first part of the competition and the roads got wet and slippery.

First “rider in orange” to take off was Sylwester Szmyd, while Jarosław Marycz was the last one to roll off the starting ramp. The latter turned out to be also the fastest CCC Sprandi Polkowice rider of the day, setting 22nd time. He was only 16 seconds down on the winner, Fabian Cancellara (Trek Segafredo).

Two other members of the “orange squad” finished in the top 50. Victor de la Parte who eyes the GC was 33rd (21 seconds behind) and Maciej Paterski took 46th (26 seconds back).

Aside from the Swiss, Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto Soudal) and Luke Durbridge (Orica GreenEDGE) also managed to finish on the podium.

Tomorrow the peloton will stay in Baar, since stage 2 will take place on a 47,6-kilometer lap around that town. The circuit will be tackled 4 times.