- - Giro d'Italia 2021 Stage 1

Giro d’Italia 2021 Stage 1

photo credits @ Giro d’Italia

Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) stormed to victory in today’s opening time trial stage of the Giro d’Italia, setting the fastest time of 8:47 along the 8.6 kilometer course in Turin.

The Italian rider now dons the first maglia rosa of this year’s Italian Grand Tour, while compatriot Edoardo Affini (Jumbo-Visma) and his teammate Tobias Foss rounded out the podium in second and third place respectively.

Meanwhile, Dececuninck-QuickStep’s João Almeida finished in fourth place with a time of 9:04, followed by his teammate Rémi Cavagna just one-second adrift.

The rest of the race hopefuls clustered around the 9:20 to 9:30 mark, with Pavel Sivakov (Ineos Grenadiers), Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange), Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers), Vincenzo Nibali (Trek-Segafredo) and last year’s runner-up Jai Hindley (Team DSM) finishing well outside of leaders.   

A little further back, Mikel Landa (Bahrain Victorious) finished with a time of 9:36, while Romain Bardet (Team DSM) and Dan Martin (Israel Start-Up Nation) crossed the finish with times of 9:39 and  9:44.

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