Another Monday is here and our news from the world of cycling with it. So, what did you miss?
Start to finish in pink for Roglič?
The Slovenian came to Giro as a one of the main favourites. He won all the three races he entered this season. He got the pink jersey on the very first day of the Giro and now there are talks he could stay in it till the very end. Something like that hasn’t happened in nearly 30 years. Is he really on a different level than the rest of the riders? Let us know your opinion!
— Giro d'Italia (@giroditalia) May 13, 2019
Pascal Ackermann won on his first real opportunity in stage two, which must have come as a relief for the 25-year-old German. There were talks that Bora-Hansgrohe may have made a mistake omitting Sam Bennett from the roster this year. Bennett won three stages last year and was publicly displeased about being left out. So far, however, it seems they made the right decision.
“For sure there was big pressure, but it is my first Grand Tour and you never know what will happen in your first Grand Tour. I’m happy to have won my first stage,” Ackermann said.
GC after stage two
1. Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) – 4:57:42
2. Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) + 19s
3. Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) + 23s
4. Miguel Ángel López (Astana) + 28s
5. Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb)
6. Rafał Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe) + 33s
7. Tao Geoghegan Hart (Team Ineos) + 35s
8. Laurens De Plus (Jumbo-Visma)
9. Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) + 39s
10. Damiano Caruso (Bahrain-Merida) + 40s
It’s about respect
— Independent Sport (@IndoSport) May 12, 2019
You know it’s been a pretty tough day when you very nearly put jam in your pasta instead of your smoothie, bit like the time the day after TTT Worlds I put ketchup in my coffee by mistake #tired
— Alex Dowsett (@alexdowsett) May 10, 2019