Giro 2020: Ulissi outsprints Sagan, Ganna retains lead

Diego Ulissi - Giro 2020: Ulissi outsprints Sagan, Ganna retains leadThe 2nd stage of the Giro boils down to the finish climb into Agrigento. Wackermann jumps clear in the last kilometre, Diego Ulissi and Mikkel Honoré go with him, while Peter Sagan regains contact before the line. But Ulissi outguns the former World Champion. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 2nd stage Giro d’Italia 2020

1. Diego Ulissi (ita)
2. Peter Sagan (svk) s.t.
3. Mikkel Honoré (den) s.t.
4. Michael Matthews (aus) + 0.05
5. Luca Wackermann (ita) s.t.
6. João Almeida (por) s.t.
7. Gianluca Brambilla (ita) s.t.
8. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) s.t.
9. Pello Bilbao (spa) s.t.
10. Lucas Hamilton (aus) s.t.

GC after stage 2
1. Filippo Ganna (ita)
2. João Almeida (por) + 0.22
3. Geraint Thomas (gbr) + 0.23
4. Tobias Foss (nor) + 0.31
5. Josef Cerny (cze) + 0.36
6. Matteo Sobrero (ita) + 0.40
7. Jan Tratnik (slo) + 0.42
8. Simon Yates (gbr) + 0.49
9. Tanel Kangert (est) s.t.
10. Diego Ulissi (ita) + 0.54

30. Wilco Kelderman (nld) + 1.28
31. Vincenzo Nibali (ita) + 1.29
44. Steven Kruijswijk (nld) + 1.44
46. Jakob Fuglsang (den) + 1.47
58. Rafal Majka (pol) + 2.00

Jongerenklassement

1. Filippo Ganna (ita)
2. João Almeida (por) + 0.22
3. Tobias Foss (nor) + 0.31

Race report
Thomas De Gendt initiates the breakaway with four other riders: Etienne van Empel, Ben Gastauer, Mattia Bais and Alessandro Tonelli. The five open up a gap of 5 minutes.

Dark horse Aleksandr Vlasov abandons the race with 70 kilometres remaining. The Russian suffers stomach problems.

The leaders are caught inside the last 9 kilometres.

Ackermann jumps clear in the last kilometre. Ulissi and Honoré go with him, while Sagan regains contact just before entering the home straight. But he has not enough juice left and Ulissi powers to victory.

Ganna finishes safely in the peloton to stay in the overall race lead.

Another interesting read: route 2nd stage 2020 Giro d’Italia.

Giro d’Italia 2020 stage 2: routes, profiles, more

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