BOLOGNA – Primoz Roglic won in 12'54 "(at the average of 36,200 km / h) the 1st stage of the 102 / o Giro d'Italia of cycling , an individual time trial disputed from the center of Bologna to the sanctuary of San Luca, on a route 8 kilometers long. In light of this victory, the Slovenian rider wore the first pink jersey. As La Gazzetta dello Sport writes, behind him is Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott), who had chosen to start among the last. An excellent Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) is spaced 23 seconds apart. Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana), fourth at 28 ", was also satisfied. Disappointed instead Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb), time trial specialist, who realized the same time as the Colombian.
Le Monde: "The Giro d'Italia is the favorite race for cyclists".
"There is always more pink on the palette of the great masters of cycling, traditionally inspired by the thrill of the Tour de France": the daily Le Monde writes today, on the day of the departure of a Giro d'Italia which defines as "the most fascinating race of the season ”.
At the start there are "three specialists in stage races" like the Dutchman Dumoulin, the Englishman Yates and the Slovenian Roglic. Bernal is missing, but the Colombian has declared forfait for a fall in training ".
For Le Monde the reasons for this are in the fact that it is “a Sky version tour”, where “even the runners would like to escape the script of a race under control, and the audacious ones systematically brought back to order by the infernal team train British ". "At the Giro – for Le Monde – no team, not even Sky that accompanied Christopher Froome last season, has the means to control the race."
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