Diego Ulissi wins second stage of the Giro d’Italia

Diego Ulissi wins second stage of the Giro d’Italia


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Diego Ulissi (UAE-Team Emirates) took advantage of a short uphill finish tailor-made for punchy riders to win the Giro d’Italia’s second stage, attacking shortly after the red kite and holding off Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Mikkel Honoré (Deceuninck-QuickStep).

Michael Matthew (Sunweb) led the peloton across the line just five seconds back.

Sprinters tried to take control of the finale, in particular the Groupama-FDJ team of Arnaud Demare, but the ramp proved too difficult for most. Luca Wackermann (Vini Zabù – KTM) set off the attacks, and Ulissi followed.

The GC picture remained the same. Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) retains the maglia rosa.

More to come.



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