Yates wins stage two of Giro d’Italia, Van der Poel retains lead | More sports News – Times of India


BUDAPEST: Simon Yates of Crew BikeExchange-Jayco gained the second stage of the Giro d’Italia, a 9.2-kilometre particular person time trial round Budapest on Saturday, as Mathieu van der Poel of Alpecin-Fenix held onto the chief’s pink jersey.
British rider Yates completed with a time of 11 minutes 50 seconds, three seconds forward of Van der Poel, who took the Maglia Rosa on Friday after successful the primary stage.
Crew Jumbo-Visma rider Tom Dumoulin got here third, ending 5 seconds behind Yates.
Yates now trails Van der Poel by 11 seconds because the race heads into its third stage on Sunday, a 201-kilometre trip from Kaposvar to Balatonfured.
“For positive that is my finest time trial victory. I am after all very blissful. It is slightly bit sudden,” mentioned Yates after the fifth Giro d’Italia stage victory of his profession.
“I rode the quickest I may, additionally on the flat. I used to be by no means assured to win till Mathieu van der Poel crossed the road. Immediately was only a 10-minute effort. There are nonetheless many extra to come back.”
Van der Poel mentioned he was blissful along with his efficiency.
“I’d have signed for this efficiency earlier than the beginning. I did an excellent TT (time trial),” mentioned the Dutchman.
“The distinction to the primary place could be very shut. I acquired myself an additional day within the Maglia Rosa, possibly extra as a result of it ought to be a dash end tomorrow, and I am very proud of that.”
Biking largest names akin to final 12 months’s Giro winner Egan Bernal, reigning Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar and Primoz Roglic are all absent from this 12 months’s Italian grand tour.


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