Giro d’Italia 2019: Stage 2 – Ackermann’s sunshine on a rainy day

Stage 2 of the 2019 Giro d’Italia saw the peloton take to the road for a simple-ish day which ended in a much anticipated bunch sprint. Would it be Fernando Gaviria or Elia Viviani? Well, that was a script that Bora-hansgrohe’s Pascal Ackermann didn’t read, as he took his first Grand Tour win in a fiercely contested bunch sprint that saw him outpower Vivz and Caleb Ewan. There was only a minor shuffle at the bottom of the GC top 10 so Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) wears pink for another day.

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