The Colombian rider Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) won the 148km Tortolì-Cagliari second stage of the 100th Giro d’Italia. Rüdiger Selig (Bora – Hansgrohe) and Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek – Segafredo) finished second and third.
Thanks to the stage victory, Gaviria is the new race General Classification leader, wearing the Maglia Rosa.
1 – Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) – 148km in 3h26’33”, average speed 42.992km/h
2 – Rüdiger Selig (Bora – Hansgrohe) s.t.
3 – Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek – Segafredo) s.t.
1 – Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors)
2 – André Greipel (Lotto Soudal) at 9″
3 – Lukas Pöstlberger (Bora – Hansgrohe) at 13″
The new race leader said: “It’s an enormous joy because of the work of the team. We wanted a win before the rest day, so we can enjoy the rest day tomorrow. All the teams knew there would be crosswinds. We were spot on at the front. My team mates’ legs were very strong. They opened the gas. It’s a beautiful victory. I was feeling sorry for my team mates because my legs weren’t responding in the first two stage finishes. Now we have the win the team deserves.”
Press conference interviews and further details to follow.