The first stage of the Giro d'Italia: Rainbow fast horse takes the lead and Ganna wears pink shirt at home
On October 3, 2020, the first stage of the Giro d'Italia ends. Filippo Ganna (INEOS Grenadiers), the world champion of the new individual time trial, won the stage and was the first to put on the lead pink shirt.
Affected by the new crown pneumonia epidemic, the Tour of Italy, which was usually held in May, was postponed to October 3rd. The starting point for this year's race has also been changed from Budapest, Hungary to Sicily in southern Italy.
The first stage is the 15.1km individual time trial from Monreal to Palermo. Before the race, 1.2 kilometers was a climb with an average gradient of 4.8%, and there were four-level climbing points on the top of the slope. Then, it continued downhill for 8 kilometers and entered the city of Palermo to complete the final 6 kilometers.
This track setup divides the drivers into three fronts. Peter Sagan (BORA-hansgrohe), who announced early to play in Giro, arrived as scheduled and locked the goal at the only climbing point of the game. But the Slovakian star was brushed off by Rick Zabel (Israel Start-Up Nation), and the German won the first blue jersey of the game.
The competition for the championship of the stage was launched among several young players who made their debut in the Grand Tour. The Portuguese teenager João Almeida (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) ran for 15 minutes and 46 seconds to reach the hot seat. Mikkel Bjerg (UAE Emirates), who won three consecutive U23 road championships ITT, failed to challenge Almeida by a narrow margin. Ganna, who has just become the world champion of individual time trials, has the right time and place, and has lived up to expectations in 15 minutes and 24 seconds to beat the stage champion, with an average speed of 58.8 kilometers per hour, setting a record for three personal time trials.
People and people are in the hot state of Ganna, the geographical position is the Italian mainland, and the weather is from the Tyrrhenian Sea-the strong wind has a great influence on the 8 kilometers downhill in the middle, and many drivers have to be careful here. If you want to run well in this segment, you need not only high power and courage, but also a little bit of luck. Victor Campenaerts (NTT), a time trial player who crashed during the race, complained about crosswinds and poor road conditions after the race.
There was a big winner on the total score front-Ganna's teammate Geraint Thomas (INEOS Grenadiers). With the help of Sea Breeze, he ran for 15 minutes and 47 seconds, leaving most of his total score competitors: Fuglsang (Astana) 17 minutes and 11 seconds; Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma) 17 minutes and 08 seconds; Vincenzo Nibali (Trek-Segafredo) ) And Wilco Kelderman (Team Sunweb) are both 16 minutes and 53 seconds. The only overall driver to keep up with Thomas was Simon Yates (Mitchelton-SCOTT) at 16 minutes and 13 seconds. Miguel López (Astana), who just finished sixth in the Tour de France, made a mistake and hit the guardrail near the timing point on the way, becoming the only driver who failed to finish the stage.