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Steve Morabito was the BMC Racing Team's top finisher Saturday. (Tim de Waele photo.)
Steve Morabito was the BMC Racing Team's top finisher Saturday. (Tim de Waele photo.)

Tour de Suisse, Stage 1: Wet Beginning

12. giugno 2010

Lugano, Switzerland

Steve Morabito's 19th-place finish on rain-slickened streets led the BMC Racing Team in Saturday's 7.6-kilometer individual time trial that opened the Tour de Suisse.

Not Take Risks

Morabito powered his BMC time machine TT01 to a time 19 seconds slower than defending champion Fabian Cancellara (Team Saxo Bank), who won the stage in 10:21. Alex Moos (22nd, at 21 seconds), George Hincapie (24th, at 22 seconds) and Alessandro Ballan (32nd, at 25 seconds) also placed in the top 35 for the BMC Racing Team. "It was slippery, especially in the last corners," Morabito said. "I didn't want to take too many risks. But it's a good start on this kind of course. I think I have had good preparation for this race and also the Tour de France."