It must be said that we tried, in a stage with a hard arrival made even harder by the stakes (the first stage of the Giro, the first pink jersey). A phenomenon called Van Der Poel won, the one that everyone indicated as the favorite, with a powerful sprint and a champion’s comeback. There in front, with the best, here is our Albanese who tried to stay attached to the first ones to try the blow of life and at the end he ranked thirteenth.

Stage made of emotions for Erik Fetter, with the departure from his Budapest and a renewal for other two seasons with EOLO-KOMETA announced just before the start, with a little scare for a fall without consequences at a handful of kilometers from the end. Tomorrow, time trial stage on the streets of Budapest: for Erik, it will be another day to remember, since he will run with the jersey of Hungarian national champion…

Diego Rosa: “The stages of the Giro, especially at the beginning, are like this: quiet until twenty kilometers from the end, and then they turn into a long sprint to stay ahead and try to win: everyone is fresh, everyone has the leg, everyone wants to try. So much stress, so much risk of falls: the Giro has just begun”.


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