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GIRO’23 Stage 1: The First Pink Goes to Remco!


Stage Report: Remco Evenepoel gained the opening time trial of the 2023 Giro d’Italia by over 20 seconds. Within the 19.6 kilometre chrono stage 1, the Belgian was a lot quicker than his closes opponents, Filippo Ganna and João Almeida. Primoz Roglič completed sixth and misplaced 43 seconds. Evenepoel is within the first pink jersey of this Giro.

A shocking efficiency from Remco Evenepoel

The 2023 Giro d’Italia began with a person time trial of 19.6 kilometres. In Abruzzo, the race adopted the Adriatic coast, from Fossacesia Marina to Ortona. The route was nearly flat, however on the finish there was a Cat 4 climb (1.7km at 5.3%). The end line was 2 kilometres after the quick climb. The break up occasions have been at 9.8 and 16.8 kilometres.

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Stage 1 profile

Laurens Huys (Intermarché-Circus-Wanty) was the primary rider to start out, however the first actual goal time got here from Stefan de Bod, who was main for many of the first hour. The South African accomplished the course in 22:32, at a mean velocity of 52.189kph. He beat Josef Černý, the winner of the prologue within the Tour de Romandie, and Rohan Dennis. The Australian ex-World TT champion of Jumbo-Visma misplaced 48 seconds on De Bod.

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eighth place for Brandon McNulty

Bauke Mollema, Bob Jungels and Ben Healy couldn’t higher De Bod’s time. In the long run it was Mads Pedersen who dethroned De Bod and was the subsequent rider to take the recent seat. It wasn’t lengthy earlier than, Brandon McNulty went below the Dane’s time, after which his teammate Jay Vine did even higher. However the Australian didn’t benefit from the lead for very lengthy both.

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A great experience from Tao Geoghegan Hart in 4th place at 0:40

Tao Geoghegan Hart, one of many favourites to battle with Remco Evenepoel and Primoz Roglič for the ultimate total, was 6 seconds off Vine’s time. Nonetheless, UAE Group Emirates took the lead once more, as João Almeida beat Geoghegan Hart by 10 seconds. The Portuguese rider nearly caught and overtook Damiano Caruso, one of many different favourites for the GC.

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Almeida was within the sizzling seat till Evenepoel got here in

Geraint Thomas clocked good intermediate occasions, however couldn’t match Almeida on the line. He needed to accept a fifth quickest time, to date. The massive favourites for the day: Stefan Küng, Filippo Ganna, Primoz Roglič and Remco Evenepoel, nonetheless needed to come. Evenepoel clocked the very best time of all of them on the first intermediate level. Roglič was at 26 seconds, Küng 22 and Ganna 12.

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Storming Remco gained by 22 seconds

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Roglič misplaced 43 seconds

By the second intermediate level, the variations had elevated. Evenepoel was once more by far the very best. The Belgian was beating Almeida by 29 seconds. Roglič, who got here in subsequent, had misplaced 43 seconds, the identical for Küng. Ganna was nearer to Evenepoel, however had misplaced 22 seconds. Evenepoel took the stage victory and the pink. The final starters posed no menace to the quick Soudal Fast-Step rider. Aleksandr Vlasov completed in tenth place.

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Ganna couldn’t beat the Belgian

Stage winner and Maglia Rosa Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Fast-Step): “Tremendous glad. It’s the very best consequence we will get for the primary day. I stated I wanted a time of 21:30 to win and I did 21:18. I felt from the beginning that I had the precise rhythm, all the time on the identical gear. Now I wish to keep secure within the first week and save as a lot power as potential for the subsequent time trial.”

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Appears a disgrace to cowl the rainbow jersey – Remco in pink

Giro d’Italia Stage 1 End result:
1. Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Soudal Fast-Step in 21:18
2. Filippo Ganna (Ita) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:22
3. João Almeida (Por) UAE Group Emirates at 0:29
4. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GB) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:40
5. Stefan Küng (Sui) Groupama-FDJ at 0:43
6. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma
7. Jay Vine (Aus) UAE Group Emirates at 0:46
8. Brandon McNulty (USA) UAE Group Emirates at 0:48
9. Geraint Thomas (GB) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:55
10. Aleksandr Vlasov (-) BORA-hansgrohe.

Giro d’Italia Total After Stage 1:
1. Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Soudal Fast-Step in 21:18
2. Filippo Ganna (Ita) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:22
3. João Almeida (Por) UAE Group Emirates at 0:29
4. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GB) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:40
5. Stefan Küng (Sui) Groupama-FDJ at 0:43
6. Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma
7. Jay Vine (Aus) UAE Group Emirates at 0:46
8. Brandon McNulty (USA) UAE Group Emirates at 0:48
9. Geraint Thomas (GB) INEOS Grenadiers at 0:55
10. Aleksandr Vlasov (-) BORA-hansgrohe.


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