Remco Evenepoel (Soudal-QuickStep) made a right away assertion as a favorite within the 2023 Giro d’Italia with a dominant win within the 19.6km particular person time trial to win stage 1, and earn the primary maglia rosa of the three-week Grand Tour.
The Belgian time trial champion blasted his approach to the highest of the leaderboard on every of the intermediate time checks on the opening flat part overlooking the Adriatic coast, then stopped the clock at 21:18 to bump João Almeida (UAE Staff Emirates) out of the new seat by a full 29 seconds.
Behind Evenepoel on the course was the opposite race favorite, Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma), however he couldn’t shut down a major hole on the ultimate 5km climb and completed 43 seconds again, in sixth place. Because the TT carried no time bonuses, Evenepoel’s margin over Roglič within the general standings displays that hole, at 43 seconds.
Italian champion Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) was the one rider from the ultimate 10 riders remaining on the course who might match Evenepoel’s effort on the flats, however he fell quick on the uphill part, 22 seconds again, to complete second and transfer Almeida to 3rd within the basic classification.
Behind Ganna and Almeida, Tao Geoghegan Hart (Ineos Grenadiers) had a powerful ITT with a fourth-place end however will begin stage 2 a full 40 seconds off the lead tempo.
Evenepoel’s punishing demonstration within the time trial not solely put him within the GC lead however carved out large dents into the occasions of his rivals, Roglič struggling the most important blow with that 43-second hole, completed in the identical time as time trial World Champion Stefan Küng (Groupama-FDJ).
UAE Staff Emirates and Ineos Grenadiers every positioned three riders within the prime 10 of stage 1, with Jay Vine and Brandon McNulty of UAE Staff Emireates ending 46 and 48 seconds, respectively, again and good for seventh and eighth locations within the early GC standings. Ineos’ Geraint Thomas joins Ganna and Geoghegan Hart within the prime group, ninth general at 55 seconds again. Additionally with a 55-second deficit is Aleksandr Vlasov (Bora-Hansgrohe) in tenth. Bruno Armirail (Groupama-FDJ), in eleventh at 57 seconds again, is the one different rider from stage 1 to complete inside a minute of Evenepoel.
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Giro d’Italia 2023 classifications
This is a abstract of all the continued competitions on the Giro d’Italia. Click on right here for a extra complete rundown, together with minor competitions such because the intermediate sprints prize and the combating spirit prize.
Maglia rosa – The pink jersey is worn by the general race chief on the overall classification who has accomplished the levels to date within the lowest collected time.
Maglia ciclamino – The cyclamen jersey is the factors classification. Riders accrue factors at one of many two intermediate sprints throughout levels and likewise at stage finishes, and the person with probably the most factors leads the rating.
Maglia azzurra – The blue jersey is the mountain classification. Factors are handed out to the primary riders over sure hills and climbs in the course of the Giro, with the toughest mountains giving probably the most factors. As soon as once more, the person with probably the most factors leads the rating.
Maglia bianca – The white jersey is one of the best younger rider classification. It really works the identical means because the maglia rosa, however solely riders aged 25 or beneath are eligible to win.