Elia Viviani wins Stage 2 as Rohan Dennis takes pink

08 May, 2018, 02:25 | Author: Greg Lawrence
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Italy's Elia Viviani sprinted to victory for a second successive day at the Giro d'Italia as the Big Start in Israel concluded.

Italy's Elia Viviani, 29, won the second stage of the race in less than four hours bursting through from well behind to emerge from the back wheel of Irishman Sam Bennett and surge to victory.

It won't be as straightforward when the race resumes on Tuesday night after a rest day, with a hilly stage ending in an steep uphill finish on the agenda - providing Bennett and his rivals with their first chance to strike a blow on Italian soil.

After starting his 20th Grand Tour in a row at the Giro d'Italia in Jerusalem on Friday, Lotto Soudal's Adam Hansen confirmed his plan to take a break from three-week stage races this July to focus on new goals in the autumn.

Four-time Tour de France victor Chris Froome, who bloodied his right knee and ripped his shorts and jersey in a training crash before Friday's opening leg, finished safely in the middle of the pack.

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While Dennis perhaps benefited from a little good will on the part of Viviani in the intermediate sprint, the Italian gave no favours in the finale - despite being made to sweat on what was ultimately a comfortable win.

Mullen is the best of the Irish on the overall general classification in 46th position, 58 seconds off the lead, while Bennett is 64th, 14 seconds behind his compatriot.

Jerusalem's opening leg was named in honor of Gino Bartali, a three-time former Giro champion who in 2013 was posthumously bestowed Israel's highest honor given to non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during World War II. The Giro will end in Rome on May 27. While there were fewer spectators Sunday due to the sparsely populated southern Negev Desert than the two previous stages, the riders were still cheered on by locals banging drums and strumming guitars.

"They took to the race really well and supported us like they were a really big cycling country, which was really nice", he said.

The peloton seemed relaxed as it departed Be'er Sheva with a trio managing to escape pretty easily consisting of Guillaume Boivin (Israel Cycling Academy), Enrico Barbin (Bardiani-CSF) and Marco Frapporti (Androni-Sidermec).

In 2014, the Giro started in Belfast, but this year's opening weekend in Israel is the first time it's been outside of Europe.

Ryan told me he came around a corner on his recon ride to see pre-race favourite Chris Froome sprawled on the ground after crashing. "This was a Giro d'Israel - a three-day tour around our special country".

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