Giro Rosa - Kasia Niewiadoma: I am more than happy to wear the first maglia rosa
Jul 06 2019 03:24 am CET

Giro Rosa - Kasia Niewiadoma: I am more than happy to wear the first maglia rosa
Giro Rosa - Kasia Niewiadoma: I am more than happy to wear the first maglia rosa
Photo of Kasia Niewiadoma by Canyon-SRAM

Kasia Niewiadoma has taken the first Pink Jersey of the 30th edition of the Tour de France as Canyon-SRAM set the fastest time in the team time trial of the opening stage of the race.

The team completed the 18-kilometre course of the team time trial between Cassano Spinola and Castellania in 31 minutes and 41 seconds, being 24 seconds faster than Bigla, the team that set the second fastest time. The winner of the 2019 Amstel Gold Race was the first rider to cross the finish line and she took the first Pink Jersey of the year.

"It is so beautiful to win a TTT!" said the Polish rider. "It’s a big effort from every single person on the team! I’m not talking only about riders, but also the staff! We did our best! We believed that we can achieve something special, stopped complaining, and voila we won the stage!"

"I would like if I could say that I wasn’t suffering in the stage, but we set a hard pace from the start, and it was never easy. We took a lot of care and were supporting each other throughout the entire course! I’m very proud of my team and more than happy to wear the first maglia rosa!"

The second stage of the Italian grand tour will be 78.3 kilometres long with a start and finish in Viu over a course that starts with the climb of the Colle del Lis and includes a slight climb over the second half of the route.







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