Primoz Roglic lived as much as the hype as he smashed the competition to win the opening time trial of the Giro d’Italia and take the overall leader’s purple jersey on Saturday. After winning all three races he has entered this season, the Slovenian, one of the race favorites after winning all 3 races he has entered this season, clocked 12 minutes fifty-four seconds over 8 kilometers from Bologna to the top of the San Luca hill.
“I’m in a perfect situation and am very glad by means of my overall performance and by the point, I gained over my fighters,” the 29-yr-vintage Roglic, a former global junior ski soar champion, informed reporters.
He beat Briton Simon Yates by using 19 seconds after the Mitchelton-Scott rider, who had warned that his opponents must be terrified of him, regarded magnificent inside the final kilometer climb.
Home preferred Vincenzo Nibali turned into 1/3, 23 seconds off the pace as the Team Bahrain leader got off to a first-rate begin in his quest for a third Giro name after prevailing in 2013 and 2016. Dutchman Tom Dumoulin, a time trial professional, become left disenchanted to finish fifth, 28 seconds at the back of Team Jumbo-Vista’s Roglic and on par with fourth-placed Miguel Angel Lopez of Colombia.
“I concept I had managed my effort well,” stated Dumoulin, who did not indicate his opponents’ shape after being the primary rider to head down the beginning ramp. “I don’t understand why it did now not paintings. It’s not an awesome beginning to the Giro.” Yates, whose closing year seemed set to win the race whilst he crumbled on the ultimate mountain degree, decided to go away a number of the closing starters despite feasible rainfalls, and the choice paid off. After a slow start, the Vuelta champion produced a great effort within the Tifosi-packed climb up to San Luca.
“It becomes the method; I couldn’t go complete gas all of the ways,” stated Yates. “There’s now not been a gap between the principle favorites, except for Roglic, which everybody was expecting, actually.” Team Ineos’s Tao Geoghegan Hart finished a promising seventh, 35 seconds off the tempo. “I felt so, so suitable after which all of an unexpected the satan got here and hit me with a big hammer,” said the especially-promising 24-yr-vintage Briton, who’s making his Giro debut after prevailing degrees inside the Tour of the Alps ultimate month.
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