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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Giro d’Italia 2019: Stage 1 – Primoz Roglic with a comfortable win

It was an 8.2km opening ITT in the beautiful city of Bologna for Giro 2019. Not a lot of surprises – Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) wins comfortably, with Simon Yates (Mitchelton Scott) and Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida) as second and third respectively. I suspect the only surprise was how skinny Tom Dumoulin was! And that he only came fifth. But no matter what, the Giro has started and for us, that’s worth celebrating.

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