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4 May 2018

Tom Dumoulin wins stage 1 of the Giro d’Italia and takes the first Maglia Rosa

The Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb), winner of the previous edition of the race and TT UCI World Champion, won stage 1 of the 101st Giro d’Italia, the 9.7km Jerusalem Individual Time TrialRohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team) and Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Soudal) finished second and third, respectively.

Thanks to his victory, Dumoulin is the new race General Classification leader, wearing the first Maglia Rosa.

FINAL RESULT
1 – Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) – 9.7km in 12’02”, average speed 48.365km/h
2 – Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team) at 2″
3 – Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Soudal) s.t.

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 – Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)
2 – Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team) at 2″
3 – Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Soudal) s.t.

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the new race leader Dumoulin said: “This is all I wished – the win and quite a lot of time on the other GC riders. I knew I was ready for the Giro but I wasn’t sure I’d win today. The course was hard but absolutely perfect for me.”

Press conference interviews and further details to follow.

JERSEYS

  • Maglia Rosa(pink), general classification leader, sponsored by Enel – Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)
  • Maglia Ciclamino(cyclamen), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by Segafredo – Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb)
  • Maglia Azzurra (blue), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Banca Mediolanum – not assigned today
  • Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by Eurospin – Maximilian Schachmann (Quick-Step Floors)

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