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Damiano Caruso wins stage 2 of Il Giro di Sicilia and becomes the new leader of the general classification

13/04/2022

Damiano Caruso (Nazionale Italiana) has won Stage 2 of Il Giro di Sicilia Eolo, the 152km route from Palma di Montechiaro to Caltanissetta. Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Qazaqstan Team) and Domenico Pozzovivo (Intermarchè-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux) finished second and third respectively.

 

Damiano Caruso (Nazionale Italiana) is the new Maglia Giallo Rossa and leads the General Classification.

STAGE RESULTS

1 – Damiano Caruso (Nazionale Italiana) – 152km in 3h45’18”, average speed 40.479 km/h

2 – Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Qazaqstan Team) s.t.

3 – Domenico Pozzovivo (Intermarchè – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux) s.t.

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION

1 – Damiano Caruso (Nazionale Italiana)

2 – Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Qazaqstan Team) at 4″

3 – Domenico Pozzovivo (Intermarchè-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux) at 6″.

THE LEADERS’ JERSEYS

The leader jerseys of the Il Giro di Sicilia EOLO are produced with SITIP garments and designed by GOBIK.

  • Maglia Giallo Rossa (Yellow/Red), leader of the General Classification, sponsored by Regione Siciliana – Damiano Caruso (Nazionale Italiana)
  • Maglia Ciclamino (Cyclamen), leader of the Points Classification, sponsor dedicated to Made in Italy – Damiano Caruso (Nazionale Italiana)
  • Maglia Verde Pistacchio (Green), leader of the Gran Premio della Montagna (KOM), sponsored by Enel Green Power – Stefano Gandin (Team Corratec)
  • Maglia Bianca (White), leader of the Young Riders Classification, born after 01/01/1997, sponsored by ENIT – Agenzia Nazionale del Turismo – Nicola Conci (Nazionale Italiana)

QUOTES

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner, and new Maglia Giallo Rossa, Damiano Caruso (Nazionale Italiana) said: “This is an amazing feeling. I am from Sicily and this is the first time I win here. The National team did a great job, all day in front of the group, and this was the best way to thank them. It’s great to be the new GC leader, we will try to keep the jersey till the end.”

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