Filippo Canna of the Enios Grenadiers won the opening round of the Giro d’Italia on Saturday, securing the first in a 15.1-kilometer individual time trial between Monrela and Palermo. Pink sweater This year’s race leader’s jersey.
Italy beat second-seeded Portugal’s Joe Almeida by 22 seconds in the men’s individual time title at the World Championships last week, with a time of 15 minutes and 24 seconds.
The 2018 Tour de France champion, Grent Thomas, also from the Ennis Grenadiers, was a favorite of the pre-race when he finished fourth with a time of 15 minutes 47 seconds, as his Mitchellton-Scott compatriot Simon Yates lost 26 seconds to him. Gone. Anti-British on a course he never expected.
Two-time champion and domestic favorite, Trek – Vincenzo Nibali of Segfredo embarked on a disappointing journey, wasting precious time with Dan Jacob Fugelsang (Astana Pro team) and Dutchman Steven Cruisewijk (Team Jumbo Wisma). – 1 minute 24 seconds and 1 minute 21 seconds on sugarcane respectively.
Fugelsang’s Astana teammate and Russia’s co-leader Alexander Vlasov lost 54 seconds to Thomas. Astana also lost a total of six kicks in the Tour de France to Miguel Gengal Lopez, who was taken to an ambulance after he was hit by a roadside bomb and taken to an ambulance after a serious accident.
“Today I knew I was a hot favorite but I tried to stay calm,” Ganna said. “We did it, what a great result and what a thrill to wear it Pink sweater On my first giro, that’s a good omen for the rest of the race. “
His companion, Thomas, said: “The wind was blowing hard, but I thought I was comfortable riding my bicycle. Maybe I was a little aggressive at first and in the last two kilometers I lost a little bit of my legs. Maybe a little too much in the first half but we’re still very happy. ”
Giro was rescheduled from its original date of May 9-31, having initially moved from Hungary to Sicily due to the coronavirus epidemic.