Simon Yates second to Primoz Roglic after opening time trial at Giro d’Italia

11 May 2019 06:23
• Slovenia’s Primoz Roglic has 19-second lead after time trial• Briton four seconds clear of third-placed Vincenzo NibaliPrimoz Roglic, the former ski jumper that has taken professional cycling by storm, blew away all his rivals yesterday with a resounding victory in the opening time trial stage of the 2019 Giro d’Italia to the San Luca sanctuary above Bologna.But the gamble on continued dry weather that Simon Yates, seeking to take his second consecutive Grand Tour after winning last September’s Vuelta a España, had taken by starting third from last despite a prediction of evening rain, paid off, as the Lancastrian rode through the Italian dusk to set the second fastest time on the stage. Related: Unanswered questions leave Chris Froome in the shadow of suspicion | Richard Williams Twitter: follow us at @guardian_sport Continue reading. . read full article

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