Giro dItalia 2016 Stage 2: Kittel powers to magnificent win, Dumoulin retains in lead

Giro d’Italia 2016 Stage 2: Kittel powers to magnificent win, Dumoulin retains in lead

Giro stage winner Marcel Kittel 2016At 190 kilometres, stage 2 in the Giro d'Italia takes the riders on a detour from Arnhem to Nijmegen, while both cities are actually only 20 kilometres apart. The race boils down to a bunch sprint with Marcel Kittel in a class of his own. He now is only 1 second down on leader Tom Dumoulin. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 2nd stage Giro d’Italia

1. Marcel Kittel (ger)
2. Arnaud Démare (fra) s.t.
3. Sacha Modolo (ita) s.t.
4. Moreno Hofland (nld) s.t.
5. Nicola Ruffoni (ita) s.t.
6. Alexander Porsev (rus) s.t.
7. Caleb Ewan (aus) s.t.
8. Kristian Sbaragli (ita) s.t.
9. Andrey Amador (crc) s.t.
10. Giacomo Nizzolo (ita) s.t.

GC after stage 2
1. Tom Dumoulin (nld)
2. Primoz Roglic (slo) s.t.
3. Marcel Kittel (ger) + 0.01
4. Andrey Amador (crc) + 0.02
5. Tobias Ludvigsson (swe) + 0.08
6. Moreno Moser (ita) + 0.12
7. Bob Jungels (lux) + 0.13
8. Matthias Brändle (aut) s.t.
9. Silvan Dillier (swi) + 0.16
10. Roger Klüge (ger) s.t.

15. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) + 0.19
21. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 0.22
22. Alejandro Valverde (spa) + 0.24
29. Tim Wellens (bel) + 0.28
32. Esteban Chaves (col) + 0.30
37. Ilnur Zakarin (rus) + 0.29
42. Rigoberto Uran (col) + 0.33
58. Rafal Majka (pol) + 0.38
63. Mikel Landa (spa) + 0.40

Race report
Once the flag is dropped homerider Maarten Tjallingii escapes with Omar Fraile en Giacomo Berlato. It’s spot on and they race to a lead at over 10 minutes.

Fraile takes the only KOM-points in the stage at the Van Randwijckweg climb.

With 20 kms left Berlato goes solo and a moment later the other two escapees are reeled in. Berlato’s story is over with 10 kms remaining.

In the inevitable bunch sprint Marcel Kittel outpowers each and everyone, taking a time bonus of 10 seconds.

Giro 2016 Stage 2: Route maps, height profiles, etc.

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Marcel Kittel

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