Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Niki Terpstra put on a punchy performance at the 8.1km Tour de Suisse Stage 1 on Saturday, placing 2nd to Cameron Meyer (Orica-GreenEDGE), who had a winning time of 9'39". Terpstra finished 10" down on a profile that was not flat — the final 2km has about 300m of 7% gradient — but short enough for explosive riders to take the top positions of the stage.
Heinrich Haussler (lAM Cycling) was 3rd (+14"). Another OPQS rider with a strong performance was Peter Velits, who will be doing his best for a top GC result at Tour de Suisse. He was 8th (+19").
Finally, OPQS leads the team classification.
OPQS looks next to a 161.3km Stage 2 on Sunday.