Giro 2017 Stage 2: Greipel powers into pink

It was Stage 2 of the Giro d’Italia and it was supposed to be a day where someone from the break won. But we should know by now that Giro stages have a way of confounding the collective wisdom of the pundits. In an inordinately slooooooow stage, it came down to a Lotto Soudal leadout for their man Andre Greipel to power his way into pink from a bunch sprint. Roberto Ferrari (UAE Team Emirates) – yes, you heard that right – came in second, followed by Trek-Segafredo’s Jasper Stuyven. It was jerseys-go-round at the end of the day.
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Giro 2017: Mads Pedersen, our #youngdude at #Giro100

On the eve of the 100th Giro d’Italia, VeloVoices spoke to one of the youngest riders in the race, Trek-Segafredo’s 21-year-old Mads Pedersen. A prodigiously talented first year neo-pro, Mats was signed after he caught the eye of Trek’s DS Dirk Demol at last year’s Three Days of De Panne, where he finished eighth overall. A former winner of Paris-Roubaix Juniors (2013), the young Dane won his first professional race last year on Tour of Norway’s stage three, where he also picked up the KOM jersey.   Continue reading