Sport Giro d'Italia: Diego Ulissi takes stage 2

19:15  04 october  2020
19:15  04 october  2020 Source:   cyclingnews.com

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Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) gave Italy its second win in a row in the 2020 Giro d'Italia, following up the stage 1 victory by Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) with a powerful uphill triumph in Agrigento.

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Ulissi played off a surge by teammate Valerio Conti to draw out a small group and then out-power Giro debutant Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Mikkel Frølich Honoré (Deceuninck-Quickstep).

The short climb did not create big enough gaps to dislodge Ganna from the top of the overall standings, with Joao Almeida (Deceuninck-Quickstep) staying in second at 22 seconds and Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) moving up to third on second further adrift.

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Brief Results
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 3:24:58
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Bora-Hansgrohe
3Mikkel Frølich Honoré (Den) Deceuninck-Quickstep
4Michael Matthews (Aus) Team Sunweb 0:00:05
5Luca Wackermann (Ita) Vini Zabu' KTM
6Joao Almeida (Por) Deceuninck-Quickstep
7Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
8Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Trek-Segafredo
9Pello Bilbao (Spa) Bahrain McLaren
10Lucas Hamilton (Aus) Mitchelton-Scott
General classification after stage 2
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Filippo Ganna (Ita) Ineos Grenadiers 3:40:27
2Joao Almeida (Por) Deceuninck-Quickstep 0:00:22
3Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers 0:00:23
4Tobias Foss (Nor) Team Jumbo-Visma 0:00:31
5Josef Cerny (Pol) CCC Team 0:00:36
6Matteo Sobrero (Ita) NTT Pro Cycling 0:00:40
7Jan Tratnik (Slo) Bahrain McLaren 0:00:42
8Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 0:00:49
9Tanel Kangert (Est) EF Pro Cycling
10Diego Ulissi (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:00:54
a person wearing a helmet and riding a bicycle: Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) finished third © Provided by Cycling News Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) finished third

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