2022 Giro d’Italia – STAGE 2 preview

A 9.2 km time trial in the beautiful capital city of Hungary. The last 1.3 km is a climb at an average of 4.9 % with opening gradient of over 10%!

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★★★★★ Mathieu van der Poel Joao Almeida Tom Dumoulin
★★★★ Tom Dumoulin Tobias Foss Mathieu van der Poel
★★★ Edoardo Affini Pello Bilbao Magnus Cort Nielsen
★★ Joao Almeida Mattias Skjelmose Jensen Joao Almeida
Magnus Cort Richie Porte Richie Porte

 

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Mathieu Van der Poel, the last to start the stage, with the pink jersey on his shoulders, would give all he can to win the stage.

Tom Dumoulin is a time trial specialist and can also do well on last climbing part.

Edoardo Affini has his best hope for a performance only in time trial stages, so let’s see.

Joao Almeida likes time trials and climbing, but probably will take care not to fall more than the others.

Magnus Cort Nielsen will love this time trial with the climbing part coming at the end.

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Joao Almeida – 14th on stage 1, a good time trial rider that can climb and go for the stage victory.

Tobias Foss – Finished in the reduced group and 4th in Algarve’s time trial.

Pello Bilbao – 3rd on stage 1, another rider with a good time trial and punchy last km.

Mattias Skjelmose Jensen – Good top 10 for him on stage 1 and his TT is also good, finished 15th at Provence’s prologue but was completely flat.

Richie Porte – Another rider who finished in the main group and can TT as well.

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He may not be back to his best in terms of climbing but Tom Dumoulin has shown that his TT abilites are intact. He would love to take a win in a grand tour again. As for Van der Poel, it may not be his favourite, but can time trail well in the leaders jersey in last year’s tour de France. Magnus Cort‘s  second place in last Vuelta’s closing time trial behind Primoz Roglic put him in the mix with specialists like Almeida and Porte.

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