Congrats and happy 37th to Svein Tuft!
What a way to celebrate a birthday! - Orica Green Edge won the TTT and Svein Tuft has the privilege of wearing the maglia rosa. For the man that is well known as TT specialist, 8-time national TT champion and now the second Canadian to wear the maglia rosa. He shares that honor with Ryder Hesjedal.
I'm completely overwhelmed by this. It was an incredible thing for the team to give me this chance. I'm so proud to ride for a team where something like this can happen. These guys are all like brothers to me. We came in with big expectations, and we were able to deliver. It hasn't really sink in yet, but being up there on the podium with the guys was something I'll never forget.
The team told me at the meeting this morning that they wanted me to lead the team across the line. It really meant a lot to me. I give everything on days like today, and I would have been just as proud if one of the other guys got to wear the jersey.
- Svein Tuft
I didn't want to say anything about it before the race, but Svein was always our guy. The ethos of this team is you get what you give. Svein has been part of all our great time trail results, and I think it's only fitting that the guy who's been the lynch pin of so many big moments gets the limelight for at least one day.
- DS, Matt White
Thrills, chills &... spills!