Giro 2017: Greipel takes 2nd stage and pink jersey

At 221 kilometres, the 2nd stage in the Giro d'Italia is played out on a hilly course in Sardinia's interior. The race comes down to a bunch sprint with André Greipel powering to victory. As a bonus the German takes the maglia rosa. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 2nd stage 2017 Giro d’Italia

1. André Greipel (ger)
2. Roberto Ferrari (ita) s.t.
3. Jasper Stuyven (bel) s.t.
4. Fernando Gaviria (col) s.t.
5. Kristian Sbaragli (ita) s.t.
6. Enrico Battaglin (ita) s.t.
7. Ryan Gibbon (rsa) s.t.
8. Geraint Thomas (gbr) s.t.
9. Caleb Ewan (aus) s.t.
10. Valerio Conti (ita) s.t.

101. Ilnur Zakarin (rus) + 0.20

GC after 2nd stage
1. André Greipel (ger)
2. Lukas Pöstlberger (aut) + 0.04
3. Caleb Ewan (aus) + 0.08
4. Roberto Ferrari (ita) s.t.
5. Jasper Stuyven (bel) + 0.10
6. Pavel Brutt (rus) + 0.12
7. Kristian Sbaragli (ita) + 0.14
8. Ryan Gibbon (rsa) s.t.
9. Fernando Gaviria (col) s.t.
10. Enrico Battaglin (ita) s.t.

11. Geraint Thomas (gbr) s.t.
12. Rui Costa (por) s.t.
13. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) s.t.
16. Nairo Quintana (col) s.t.
17. Adam Yates (gbr) s.t.
23. Tom Dumoulin (nld) s.t.
24. Bob Jungels (lux) s.t.
31. Mikel Landa (ita) s.t.
32. Tejay van Garderen (usa) s.t.
35. Bauke Mollema (nld) s.t.
36. Rohan Dennis (aus) s.t.
38. Thibaut Pinot (fra) s.t.
40. Andrey Amador (ecu) s.t.
57. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 0.27
58. Wilco Kelderman (nld) s.t.
90. Ilnur Zakarin (rus) + 0.34

Race report
For the second day in a row Daniel Teklehaimanot manages to get into the break away. His companions Ilia Koshevoy, Lukasz Oswian, Evgeny Shalunov and Simone Andreetta, and the five race to a lead of almost 7 minutes.

Andreetta takes the first KOM in Nuoro ahead of Shalunov and Teklehaimanot, while Oswian and Andreetta are dropped on the flanks of the Passo Genna Silana. When they are almost caught by the peloton Teklehaimanot accelerates to power to the KOM jersey.

Nathan Haas attacks on the descent and Davide Martinelli jumps to his wheel – yet, they are reeled in with 35 kms to go. The peloton flies to the line with the exception of Nizzolo and Bennett. The sprinters have been dropped, while Zakarin is plagued by a mechanical in the finale and suffers a loss, too.

In the ensuing sprint Greipel outpowers his rivals. Gaviria jumps too early, while Ewan suffers a mechanical problem in the dying metres of the race.

Check out the route of the 2nd stage in the 2017 Giro

Giro 2017 stage 2: Route maps, height profiles, and more

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Andre Greipel

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