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Materiaalpech neck is really Campenaerts, Roglic share blow to competition

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What a bad luck for Victor Campenaerts! The werelduurrecordhouder drove a very individual time trial (34.8 km) in the Giro, but lost precious time due to a forced fietswissel on one and a half kilometres from the end. Therefore, he could barely eleven seconds, too short to be well-liked Primoz Roglic of the dagzege to keep. The Slovenian shared by the way just before the rest day, a blow to the competition. The bulk of his biggest challengers got between Riccione and San Marino, two minutes, and more to the pants. Only Bauke Mollema and Vincenzo Nibali limited the damage to one minute. Valerio Conti remains in the pink jersey.

The second time trial in the Tour of Italy between Riccione and San Marino was 34,8 kilometers long. 22 kilometres of flat, followed by a steep climb to the Italian microstate of 12.6 kilometer. Victor Campenaerts made in advance, a small prediction for our newspaper: “In my eyes, Roglic, just as in the prologue, can’t be beat. Vincenzo Nibali is really in shape and is second, with Simon Yates third, and Miguel Angel Lopez fourth. If I, as a fifth behind the gc riders to finish, I will be content. A top five in a grand tour is always a thick rash.”

Knew Victor Campenaerts much that he Sunday, around 16h45 would bales as a plug with a very handsome and unexpected second place. Less than eleven seconds of dagwinnaar Primoz Roglic. So unapproachable was the Slovenian Jumbo-Visma. Especially when you know that Campenaerts precious seconds lost when he was one and a half kilometers from the line the chain of his bike looked to lose weight. Way first stage win in a grand tour. “How many seconds I lost? I want me not to comment. I want the images not to see it to count, then I go last night did not sleep. We will never know if I won it would have”, was particularly disappointed Campenaerts afterwards when our man on the spot (read the full interview here).

The werelduurrecordhouder of Lotto-Soudal was despite his kettingproblemen a whole day in the hotseat. To he there, in the last instance still was uitgeflikkerd by well-liked Roglic. Campenaerts and Roglic were Sunday with the two of us in a class stronger than the rest. Bauke Mollema (third at 1min00), Vincenzo Nibali (fourth on 1min05) and Bob Jungels (seventh on 1min16) could the damage Roglic still more or less the limit. The other favourites lost two minutes or more. We put it here in a row: the main challengers Mikel Landa (+3min03), Simon Yates (+3min11) and Miguel Angel Lopez (+3min45) got a sledgehammer to process where they are also on Monday on the rest day still a bit sweet. Also outsiders Pello Bilbao (+1min43) Richard Carapaz (+1min55), Ilnur Zakarin (+1min56), Rafal Majka (+2min04) and Davide Formolo (+2min52) got a turn around the ears.

Roglic close in a seat in the first Giro week and should with an unexpectedly favorable position, the day of rest. Even more so because the Italian rider Valerio Conti are the pink sweater kept. Roglic is now second, at 1min50. That means that the weakened Jumbo-Visma-team Roglic time being a ally to the UAE, Emirates Team Conti. No superfluous luxury, because with its main competitors, all two -, three -, and four minutes behind the Slovenian number one favourite on a barrage of attacks to expect. With seven heavy bergritten in the next two weeks on the menu, the Giro is far from gone, but Roglic, there is already excellent for.

That stage most important names

1 A Portrait Of Primož RoglicTeam (Jumbo – Visma) 51:52

2 Victor Campenaerts (Lotto – Soudal)+11

3 Bauke Mollema (Trek – Segafredo) +1:00

4 Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain – Merida) +1:05

5 Tanel Kangert (EF Education First) +1:10

6 Chad Haga (Team Sunweb) +1:14

7 Bob Jungels (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) +1:16

8 Hugh Carthy (EF Education First) +1:30

9 Pello Bilbao (Astana Pro Team) +1:43

10 Mattia Cattaneo (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec) +1:52

12 Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team) +1:55

13 Ilnur Zakarin (Team Katusha – Alpecin) +1:56

14 Rafal Majka (BORA – hansgrohe) +2:04

15 Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) +2:08

18 Thomas De Gendt (Lotto – Soudal) +2:32

21 Damiano Caruso (Bahrain – Merida) +2:40

23 Pavel Sivakov (Team INEOS) +2:47

24 Tao Geoghegan Hart (Team INEOS) +2:49

25 Davide Formolo (BORA – hansgrohe) +2:52

27 Mikel Landa (Movistar Team) +3:03

28 Dario Cataldo (Astana Pro Team) +3:09

30 Simon Yates (Mitchelton – Scott) +3:11

35 Louis Vervaeke (Team Sunweb) +3:33

36 Andrey ZeitsAstana Pro Team+3:35

38 Sam Oomen (Team Sunweb) +3:39

39 Miguel Ángel López (Astana Pro Team) +3:45

Classification of the favorites

2. Primoz Roglic (Sln)

10. Pello Bilbao (Spa) at 0:42

11. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) 1:44

12. Bauke Mollema (Ned) 1:55

14. Bob Jungels (Lux) 2:18

18. Rafal Majka (Pol) 2:53

20. Richard Carapaz (Ecu) 3:16

22. Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) 3:32

24. Simon Yates (GBr) 3:46

27. Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) 4:29

28. Esteban Chaves (Col) 4:30

30. Mikel Landa (Spa) 4:52