Giro d'Italia stage 1 reactions (1): Bauke Mollema, Tao Geoghegan Hart, Richard Carapaz, Mikel Landa
May 12 2019 01:18 am CET

Giro d'Italia stage 1 reactions (1): Bauke Mollema, Tao Geoghegan Hart, Richard Carapaz, Mikel Landa
Giro d'Italia stage 1 reactions (1): Bauke Mollema, Tao Geoghegan Hart, Richard Carapaz, Mikel Landa
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The first stage of the Italian grand tour leaves the first reactions from riders that already finished the course.

Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) completed the 8.2-kilometre course in 13 minutes and 33 seconds, Tao Geoghegan Hart (Team Ineos) in 13 minutes and 29 seconds, and Movistar's Richard Carapaz and Mikel Landa in 13 minutes and 41 seconds 14 minutes and one second, respectively.

Bauke Mollema:

" I can produce more power on the road bike compared to the TT bike. I know the change cost me maybe 10secs, maybe 15. The bike change was not perfect – I was not so quickly back into the pedals – but I felt good on the climb, good power. It was the right decision for me to change. I am currently in the top 10 so I think that is a good result for me. I am quite happy with my TT."

Tao Geoghegan Hart:

"I felt so, so good and then all of a sudden the devil came and hit me with a big hammer!"

Richard Carapaz:

"I am very happy with the result. All the work that I've been doing these last months is finally paying off here. I didn't expect to be so close to some of the favourites. Mikel Landa keeps being the leader and I will respect that line. We have 20 days to go."

Mikel Landa:

"I didn't start the way I wanted. I was not well in the last section, it felt too long. I should have done it better. But this is only the beginning. We have 20 days to correct it. We will have to be more aggressive and try to recover the time any day."




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