Primoz Roglic strikes again in second ITT of Giro d'Italia
May 19 2019 11:12 pm CET

Primoz Roglic strikes again in second ITT of Giro d'Italia
Primoz Roglic strikes again in second ITT of Giro d'Italia
Photo of Primoz Roglic by Jumbo-Visma.

Jumbo-Visma's Primoz Roglic has taken the victory of the second individual time trial of the 2019 Giro d'Italia. Valerio Conti extended the lead of the overall classification ahead of the rest day.

The second time trial of the 2019 edition of the Corsa Rosa was 34.8 kilometres long between Riccione and San Marino with a route that included a finish on a second category climb. The day was cold and rainy and the first rider to go down the ramp was AG2R La Mondiale's Nico Denz.

Soon after, the new holder of the hour record Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Soudal) stopped the clock in 52 minutes and three seconds, despite having a mechanical problem on the way that forced him to change his TT bike for a road bike. Soon the eyes set on the favourites for the general classification and Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) was one of the first of them to start the competition but didn't have good luck as he punctured in the first part of the course.

Trek-Segafredo's Bauke Mollema completed the route in 52 minutes and 51 seconds and took the third position of the stage. Soon after, Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) arrived to the finish line in 52 minutes and 57 seconds, taking the fourth position of the day.

Lopez stopped the clock in 55 minutes and 37 seconds while Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) did so in 55 minutes and three seconds. The next favourite to arrive to the finish was Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) who managed to beat Campenaerts' time by eleven seconds.

The wearer of the Maglia Rosa Valerio Conti (UAE-Team Emirates) crossed the finish line three minutes and 35 seconds behind Roglic and kept the overall lead ahead of the first rest day of the race.

Roglic climbed ten positions in the General Classification and is now in second place, one minute and 50 seconds behind Conti. Nibali is now in the eleventh overall position, at three minutes and 34 seconds from the Italian rider of UAE Team Emirates and Mollema climbed to the 12th GC position.

Other favourites like Yates and Lopez have dropped to the 24th and 27th positions of the overall classification, respectively.






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