PezCycling News - What's Cool In Road Cycling : GIRO’19 Stage 1: Primoz Prima Maglia Rosa!

Race News
GIRO’19 Stage 1: Primoz Prima Maglia Rosa!
Race Report: Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) has taken the first stage and the first Maglia Rosa of the 2019 Giro d'Italia. He has also shown the competition that he means business in the Italian Grand Tour. The Slovenian was 19 seconds faster than Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) over the tough 8.2 kilometer time trial finishing in San Luca, Bologna. Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) was 3rd at 23 seconds, with Miguel Ángel López (Astana) and Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) 28 seconds down.

See the PEZ Rider Preview HERE, the PEZ Route Preview HERE and the Teams Presentation.


The first leader of the 2019 Giro d'Italia - Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma)


Nice start area in Bologna

At 4:50 pm it was Tom Dumoulin who was the first rider to roll off the start podium. His time would be a target time for the other favorites.




First man off - Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) finished 5th

First rider to roll down the start ramp was Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) to finish in San Luca with a time of 13:22, good enough for 5th place. Most of the other top men had taken the choice of an early start and would start within 15 minutes of Dumoulin.


The fans were out to see the first to last riders


Elia Viviani was showing off his special Italian champs jersey before the start

Katusha's Ilnur Zakarin was almost a minute down on Dumoulin, but the Dutchman did not enjoy the hot seat for long, as he knew López was faster than him at the first check-point. The Colombian lost a little time on the second part of the course to finish in the same time as Dumoulin, but took over the lead by a fraction of a second.


Vincenzo Nibali took a good 3rd place


Maybe the 'Shark' has the form?

López was in the hot seat for a while as Jungels and Landa were slower than the Colombian's time. Nibali looked to be on very good form as he came in 5 seconds faster than López and Dumoulin. Roglič was on his way...


Roglic was storming...


And led all the way

Roglič looked very strong on the course and took 23 seconds off the time of Nibali, showing his dominance with a time of 12:54. Simon Yates was the only rider now who could worry the Jumbo-Visma rider.


Roglic caught his 'minute man' in the line


The climb of San Luca was tough

During the wait for Yates; Bauke Mollema, Damiano Caruso and Tao Geoghegan Hart all came in for top-ten placings. Giulio Ciccone, who wasn't too fast on first part of the time trial, flew up the San Luca to take the first mountain jersey.


The first KOM went to Trek-Segafredo's Giulio Ciccone


A good ride by Yates


Simon Yates - good for second place

Yates was moving well, but at the first check-point after 6 kilometers, it was obvious that he would not threaten the time of Roglič as he was 18 seconds down. The Englishman rode an excellent climb to not lose too much time on Roglic and even took a little time on the other contenders.


First stage to Roglic...

Race leader, Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma): "It's true that I've had to wait a lot on the hot seat before I was declared the winner but I'm very happy with this victory. I didn't have any particular tactic except for going as fast as possible. I'm surprised by the gaps. Two days ago I met Gianni Bugno who wore the Maglia Rosa from start to finish [in 1990]. I don't know if I can do this too but the most important is to have the Maglia Rosa in Verona."


And first pink

Keep it PEZ for the next three weeks for all the best reports and photos from Italy.

Giro d'Italia Stage 1 Result:
1. Primoz Roglic (Slo) Jumbo-Visma at 12:54
2. Simon Yates (GB) Mitchelton-Scott at 0:19
3. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida at 0:23
4. Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana at 0:28
5. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Sunweb
6. Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe at 0:33
7. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GB) Ineos at 0:35
8. Laurens De Plus (Bel) Jumbo-Visma
9. Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo at 0:39
10. Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain-Merida at 0:40
11. Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana at 0:42
12. Victor De La Parte (Spa) CCC at 0:45
13. Bob Jungels (Lux) Deceuninck - Quick-Step at 0:46
14. Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar at 0:47
15. Tanel Kangert (Est) EF Education First
16. Hugh John Carthy (GB) EF Education First
17. Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates at 0:50
18. Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
19. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida at 0:53
20. Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Lotto Soudal
21. Chad Haga (USA) Sunweb at 0:54
22. James Knox (GB) Deceuninck - Quick-Step at 0:57
23. Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Katusha-Alpecin at 0:58
24. Luke Durbridge (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
25. Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana at 0:59.

Giro d'Italia Overall After Stage 1:
1. Primoz Roglic (Slo) Jumbo-Visma at 12:54
2. Simon Yates (GB) Mitchelton-Scott at 0:19
3. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida at 0:23
4. Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana at 0:28
5. Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Sunweb
6. Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe at 0:33
7. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GB) Ineos at 0:35
8. Laurens De Plus (Bel) Jumbo-Visma
9. Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo at 0:39
10. Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain-Merida at 0:40
11. Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana at 0:42
12. Victor De La Parte (Spa) CCC at 0:45
13. Bob Jungels (Lux) Deceuninck - Quick-Step at 0:46
14. Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar at 0:47
15. Tanel Kangert (Est) EF Education First
16. Hugh John Carthy (GB) EF Education First
17. Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates at 0:50
18. Davide Formolo (Ita) Bora-Hansgrohe
19. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Bahrain-Merida at 0:53
20. Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Lotto Soudal
21. Chad Haga (USA) Sunweb at 0:54
22. James Knox (GB) Deceuninck - Quick-Step at 0:57
23. Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Katusha-Alpecin at 0:58
24. Luke Durbridge (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
25. Dario Cataldo (Ita) Astana at 0:59.

 


Related Stories