Giro d’Italia 2016 Stages
Tom Dumoulin (NED – Team Giant-Alpecin) became the first to don the pink jersey of the 2016 Giro d’Italia, winning the time trial which opened the Giro d’Italia in Apeldoorn in the Netherlands.
In his first Giro d’Italia appearance, Dumoulin rode the 9.8 meter time trial course in 11:03, taking the win by .022 of a second. Dumoulin, who is also the Dutch national time trial champion, was greeted by cheers from his homeland fans and the team received a visit to the team bus by King Willem Alexander prior to the stage start.
This is incredible, even better than I ever dreamed. To win by such a small gap before this incredible home crowd is a very special feeling. This is a huge success not only for me but also for the whole team.”
– Tom Dumoulin, Team Giant-Alpecin
Lotto NL-Jumbo’s Primož Roglič finished second and Andrey Amador of Movistar was third, six seconds back.
I didn’t even dream about winning this time trial. I’ve delivered some fine time trials, but they weren’t even close to what the specialists are capable of. I was very close today, though. I don’t think that I did anything wrong, but to be honest, I haven’t been thinking about it at all.
It was totally crazy around me on the course. I wasn’t even able to hear my sports director talking to me through the ear piece.”
– Primož Roglič, Team Lotto NL-Jumbo
2016 Giro d’Italia Stage 1 Time Trial Top Ten Results
1 – Tom DUMOULIN (NED) TGA 11:03
2 – Primož ROGLIC (SLO) TLJ +0
3 – Andrey AMADOR BIKKAZAKOVA (CRC) MOV +:06
4 – Tobias LUDVIGSSON (SWE) TGA + :08
5 – Marcel KITTEL (GER) EQS +:11
6 – Moreno MOSER (ITA) CPT +:12
7 – Bob JUNGELS (LUX) EQS +:13
8 – Fabian CANCELLARA (SUI) TFS +:14
9 – Matthias BRANDLE (AUT) IAM +:14
10 – Silvan DILLIER (SUI) BMC +:16
Stage 1: Individual time trial
Date: 06 May, 2016
Distance: 9.8 km
Giro d’Italia 2016 Stage 1 route
Giro d’Italia 2016 Stage 1 route map
Giro d’Italia 2016 Stage 1 profile
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