Soudal Quick-Step Pro Cycling Team (Italy) - Press Release: Soudal Quick-Step’s leader celebrated another success at the first Grand Tour of the season.
Remco Evenepoel took his second stage victory in nine days, showing a lot of grinta on the 35km individual time trial that took place between Savignano sul Rubicone and Cesena. By doing this, the World Champion became the first Belgian in eight years with multiple wins at a single edition of the Giro d’Italia and returned at the top of the leaderboard, just before the first rest day.
It was a hard-fought win for the 23-year-old, on a rain-soaked and pan-flat course, which featured some tricky corners and even cobblestones, that only added to the difficulty of the day. But Evenepoel, victorious also on the opening time trial of the race, produced a strong performance in spite of the conditions, averaging over 50.7km/h and stopping the clock in 41:24, a time which netted him the stage win by a single second.
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