Giro d'Italia - Miguel Angel Lopez: Our plan worked out perfectly
May 12 2019 05:55 am CET

Giro d'Italia - Miguel Angel Lopez: Our plan worked out perfectly
Giro d'Italia - Miguel Angel Lopez: Our plan worked out perfectly
Photo of Miguel Angel Lopez Jonathan Roorda / CyclingPub.com

Astana's Miguel Angel Lopez has taken the white jersey of the Youth Classification and stands in the fourth overall position after the opening stage of the Giro d'Italia.

The Colombian completed the eight-kilometre course in 13 minutes and 22 seconds, the same time as Sunweb's Tom Dumoulin. Lopez sits at 28 seconds from the race leader, Primoz Roglic, and climbed to the podium at the end of the day to take the familiar white jersey he also got to wear until the end in the 2018 edition of the race.

"I am happy with the way I did this time trial," the rider commented. "Together with the team we worked a lot on TT races and today all this work paid off. It was a good start for me. I knew the final climb pretty well from the Giro dell’Emilia and I knew what to expect in today’s race.

"Together with our directors and trainers we did a good plan for the race and I tried to follow it. It worked out perfectly. Also, I am very happy to take the white jersey immediately after the first stage. That’s really nice! Today, I did the individual time trial on my new E-118 Pro TT bike, made by Argon 18. It is an amazing bike and today it has been proved by my performance. So, the race has started and we have a full three weeks in this Giro. We are ready for the race."




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