The German rider beat Ferrari and Stuyven in a bunch sprint
Tortolì, 6 May 2017 – The German rider André Greipel (Lotto Soudal) won the 221km Olbia-Tortolì second stage of the 100th Giro d’Italia in a bunch sprint. Roberto Ferrari (UAE Team Emirates) and Jasper Stuyven (Trek – Segafredo) finished second and third.
The German is the new race General Classification leader, wearing the Maglia Rosa.
1 – André Greipel (Lotto Soudal) – 221km in 6h05’18”, average speed 36.298km/h
2 – Roberto Ferrari (UAE Team Emirates) s.t.
3 – Jasper Stuyven (Trek – Segafredo) s.t.
1 – André Greipel (Lotto Soudal)
2 – Lukas Pöstlberger (Bora – Hansgrohe) at 4″
3 – Caleb Ewan (Orica – Scott) at 8″
The new race leader said: “This is a really good one of course. It wasn’t an easy day with the head wind. It made a six hours race but it also played in our favour. Otherwise there would have been some attacks. I’m really proud to win at the Giro again. I’m glad to win for my team-mates who worked for me since yesterday. This stage win and the pink jersey are for them and also for my mother.”
Press conference interviews and further details to follow.
Maglia Rosa (pink), general classification leader, sponsored by Enel – André Greipel (Lotto Soudal)
Maglia Ciclamino (cyclamen), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by Segafredo – André Greipel (Lotto Soudal)
Maglia Azzurra (blue), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Banca Mediolanum – Daniel Teklehaimanot (Team Dimension Data)
Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by Eurospin – Lukas Pöstlberger (Bora – Hansgrohe)
PHOTO CREDIT: LaPresse – D’Alberto / Ferrari
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