Giro d’Italia (Italy) - Press Release: Tim Merlier (Alpecin-Fenix) has won Stage 2 of the 104th Giro d’Italia, 179km from Stupinigi (Nichelino) to Novara. Giacomo Nizzolo (Team Qhubeka Assos) and Elia Viviani (Cofidis) finished second and third, respectively.
Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) retains the Maglia Rosa and leads the general classification. Maglia Rosa Filippo Ganna came first at the intermediate sprint (km 154.7 – Vercelli), followed by Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck – Quick-Step). The two received 3’’ and 2’’ of time bonuses respectively.
- Tim Merlier (Alpecin-Fenix) – 179km in 04h21’09”, average speed 41.126 km/h
- Giacomo Nizzolo (Team Qhubeka Assos) s.t.
- Elia Viviani (Cofidis) s.t.
- Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers)
- Edoardo Affini (Jumbo-Visma) at 13″
- Tobias Foss (Jumbo-Visma) at 16″