Lopez hoping to limit Giro d'Italia time trial losses to two minutes

11 May 2019 08:10
Colombia’s Miguel Angel López (Astana Pro Team) rolls the question around for a fair length of time before answering, but eventually he replies: "I hope it won’t be more than two minutes." That is the total time that López currently calculates he would ideally like to lose to the expert time triallists of the calibre of Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) and Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) in the three races against the clock that feature in the Giro d’Italia this year. "It’s hard to say, I’ve worked a lot on my time trialling, but I’m hoping it won’t be any more than two minutes," López told reporters at his pre-race press conference on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT "I’m not too afraid of the TTs, because the first one’s not too hard for me, then there’s the second, which has a lot of rolling terrain as well." As for the third, which also has a climb, López will once again be hoping not to lose out after the most successful 12 months of his career. Last May he quietly claimed third overall in the Giro d’Italia. It was his first Grand Tour podium position but, media-wise, that achievement was largely overlooked given the massive ongoing battle between Dumoulin, Chris Froome and Simon Yates for the top two podium spots. You can read more at Cyclingnews.com . read full article

Source: Cycling News