Giro d’Italia 2022: Simon Yates wins Giro time trial to move up to second

Simon Yates

Britain’s Simon Yates took stage two within the Giro d’Italia after storming to a shock victory within the time trial.

The 29-year-old accomplished the 9.2km course in 11 minutes 50 seconds, three seconds forward of Mathieu van der Poel.

Workforce Jumbo-Visma rider Tom Dumoulin got here third, ending 5 seconds behind Yates, with 20-year-old Briton Ben Tulett a powerful fifth.

Van der Poel, who received the opening stage on Friday, retains the general lead, 11 seconds away from Yates.

“For positive that is my greatest time trial victory. I am in fact very glad. It is slightly bit surprising,” stated Yates after the fifth Giro d’Italia stage victory of his profession.

He led the Giro for nearly two weeks in 2018 earlier than his problem collapsed late on, and completed third within the race final 12 months.

“We now have labored onerous on the time-trial bike and wished to go as quick as doable right here,” added Yates, who dealt with the cobbled part effectively when others appeared to have struggled.

“I rode the quickest I might, additionally on the flat. I used to be by no means assured to win till Mathieu van der Poel crossed the road. At the moment was only a 10-minute effort. There are nonetheless many extra to come back.”

This was the second of three phases in Hungary earlier than the race strikes to Sicily subsequent week.

Stage two outcomes:

1. Simon Yates (GB/Workforce BikeExchange-Jayco) 11mins 50secs

2. Mathieu Van der Poel (Ned/Alpecin-Fenix) +3secs

3. Tom Dumoulin (Ned/Jumbo-Visma)+5secs

4. Matteo Sobrero (Ita/Workforce BikeExchange-Jayco) +13secs

5. Ben Tulett (GB/Ineos Grenadiers) similar time

6. Tobias Foss (Nor/Jumbo-Visma) +17secs

7. Wilco Kelderman (Ned/Bora-Hansgrohe) similar time

8. Lennard Kamnai (Ger/Bora-Hansgrohe)

9. Mauro Schmid (Sui/Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl) +18secs

10. Thymen Arensman (Ned/Workforce DSM) Similar time

Basic classification standings:

1. Mathieu Van der Poel (Ned/Alpecin-Fenix) 4hrs 47mins 11secs

2. Simon Yates (GB/Workforce BikeExchange-Jayco) +11secs

3. Tom Dumoulin (Ned/Jumbo-Visma) +16secs

4. Matteo Sobrero (Ita/Workforce BikeExchange-Jayco) +24secs

5. Wilco Kelderman (Ned/Bora-hansgrohe) Similar time

6. Ben Tulett (GB/Ineos Grenadiers)

7. Tobias Foss (Nor/Jumbo-Visma) +28secs

8. Bauke Mollema (Ned/Trek-Segafredo) Similar time

9. Pello Bilbao (Spa/Bahrain-Victorious) +29secs

10. Mauro Schmid (Sui/Fast-Step Alpha Vinyl) Similar time

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