It was an eventful Giro d’Italia 2022 Stage One. It saw a cycling superstar making an impact on the race.
Mathieu Van der Poel adds another pink jersey to his collection after finishing Stage One in the first place. Although it took him up to the second day to win the jersey, he showed why he is the sportsbook pay per head favorite to win the opening stage of the tour.
However, Van der Poel expressed his concern that he might lag behind others during the final climb. Thus, his team will set a fast pace on the lower slopes of the course to ensure they have a considerable lead going to the final climb.
Giro d’Italia 2022 Stage One
Many cycling fans felt a sense of déjà vu when Caleb Ewan crashed on the finishing straight. It was similar to the one he had on stage three of the Tour de France 2021. In both instances, fans can see Ewan in the background as someone from the Alpecin-Fenix team finished in the first place.
According to a betting directory, Biniam Girmay nearly made history again. After overtaking Magnus Cort around 150 meters from the finish line, he briefly led the race. However, Van der Poel denied him the victory with faster acceleration.
Girmay can win the next stage due to the steep climb. If he can reduce his losses in Stage Two, he has the chance to wear the pink jersey at the end of Stage Three.
None of the GC riders were able to finish strong in Stage One. However, they didn’t lose any time. Richard Carapaz finished in sixth place, thanks to the Ineos Grenadiers team’s effort to assist him in the final climb.
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