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Tim Merlier Wins Stage 2 of the Giro d’Italia, and Other Cool News from the World of Cycling

By Monica Buck

Another Monday is here, and so is our news from the world of cycling. So, what did you miss?

The Giro is on

The first Grand Tour of the year has kicked off with the opening time trial and, once again, it was Filippo Ganna who took the opening stage. The second day presented the first opportunity for the sprinters to show their form. And it was Tim Merlier of Alpecin-Fenix who celebrated his debut Grand Tour with a victory in Novara. Merlier is now in the points classification lead, while Filippo Ganna finished safely in the peloton and stayed in the pink.

Tim Merlier
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Stage-two results

  1. Tim Merlier (Alpecin-Fenix) – 4:21:09
  2. Giacomo Nizzolo (Qhubeka-Assos)
  3. Elia Viviani (Cofidis)
  4. Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma)
  5. Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe)
  6. Matteo Moschetti (Trek-Segafredo)
  7. Filippo Fiorelli (Bardiani-CSF-Faizanè)
  8. Lawrence Naesen (Ag2r Citroën)
  9. Davide Cimolai (Israel Start-Up Nation)
  10. Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal)

General classification

  1. Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) – 4:29:53
  2. Edoardo Affini (Jumbo-Visma) + 13s
  3. Tobias Foss (Jumbo-Visma) + 16s
  4. Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) + 20s
  5. João Almeida (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)
  6. Rémi Cavagna (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) + 21s
  7. Jos Van Emden (Jumbo-Visma)
  8. Max Walscheid (Qhubeka-Assos) + 22s
  9. Matthias Brändle (Israel Start-Up Nation) + 25s
  10. Gianni Moscon (Ineos Grenadiers) + 26s

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