Simon Yates wins opening time trial at the Giro d'Italia

Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange - Jayco) sealed his GC ambitions, winning the opening time-trial while Mathieu van der Poel rode to second place and kept the Pink Jersey

Simon Yates wins opening time trial at the Giro d'Italia

The 9.2 kilometer individual time-trial had the possibility of creating small gaps between the GC favourites, however the technical aspect of the time-trial and the final hilltop climb in Budapest's historic center led the GC riders to fight for the stage win, with Yates succeeding.

Alex Dowsett and Edoardo Affini set strong early times, then Matteo Sobrero went faster followed quickly by Tom Dumoulin and finally Simon Yates set a time that could not further be beaten.

Yates sustained the best time throughout the course, with race leader Mathieu van der Poel arriving in second place and securing the Pink Jersey for another day.

Tom Dumoulin put in a strong performance, throwing out any doubt about his form and finished in third place.

VIDEO: 2022 Giro d'Italia Stage 2 ITT Highlights

2022 Giro d'Italia Stage 2 Top 10

01 GBR Simon Yates Team BikeExchange-Jayco 11:50
02 NED Mathieu van der Poel Alpecin-Fenix + 03
03 NED Tom Dumoulin Jumbo-Visma + 05
04 ITA Matteo Sobrero Team BikeExchange-Jayco + 13
05 GBR Ben Tulett INEOS Grenadiers + 13
06 NOR Tobias Foss Jumbo-Visma + 17
07 NED Wilco Kelderman BORA-hansgrohe + 17
08 GER Lennard Kämna BORA-hansgrohe + 17
09 SUI Mauro Schmid Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team + 18
10 NED Thymen Arensman Team DSM + 18

2022 Giro d'Italia GC after Stage 2

01 NED Mathieu van der Poel Alpecin-Fenix 04:47:11
02 GBR Simon Yates Team BikeExchange-Jayco + 11
03 NED Tom Dumoulin Jumbo-Visma + 16
04 NED Wilco Kelderman BORA-hansgrohe + 24
04 ITA Matteo Sobrero Team BikeExchange-Jayco + 24
05 GBR Ben Tulett INEOS Grenadiers + 24
07 NED Bauke Mollema Trek-Segafredo + 28
08 NOR Tobias Foss Jumbo-Visma + 28
09 ESP Pello Bilbao Bahrain Victorious + 29
10 POR Joao Almeida UAE Team Emirates + 29
11 SUI Mauro Schmid Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team + 29
12 ITA Vincenzo Nibali Astana Qazaqstan Team + 30
13 AUS Richie Porte INEOS Grenadiers + 33
14 ECU Richard Carapaz INEOS Grenadiers + 35
15 FRA Romain Bardet Team DSM + 35
16 DEN Mattias Skjelmose Jensen Trek-Segafredo + 40
17 NED Koen Bouwman Jumbo-Visma + 40
18 ITA Fabio Felline Astana Qazaqstan Team + 41
19 BEL Mauri Vansevenant Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team + 43
20 ERI Biniam Girmay Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert + 43

 
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