Bunch Sprint on Giro d’Italia Stage 27. May 2016, Nijgemen (NED) — Road Team
It was a relatively calm first road stage at the Giro d’Italia which, as expected, ended in a bunch sprint won by Marcel Kittel (Etixx Quick-Step).
Once the remaining rider from an early three-rider breakaway was reeled in within the final ten kilometers, it became a battle of the sprinters.
BMC Racing Team finished with three riders in the top twenty: Rick Zabel in 17th, Silvan Dillier in 19th and Daniel Oss in 20th.
Quotes of the Day
“It was a good stage. I tried to stay in the front and just to really feel how my legs are because it was the first race after the Classics. I know I am a bit late with my form so I wanted to try and to get a good indication of where I am. I think I am in quite good shape. Maybe in one or two stages I can try something.”
“The pace was quite relaxed today, especially in the first half. The speed was higher and the winds picked up a little in the final part, and once we reached the circuit the pace picked up. It was the kind of stage we were expecting.”
“Today went exactly as expected really as it was always going to end in a bunch sprint. Our main objective was to stay out of trouble, test the legs after the time trial yesterday, and get into the rhythm of racing.”
“The guys rode well today and we had a few of them up there in the final. I expect we’ll have a similar day of racing tomorrow with our last day in Holland, and then it will be another story once we arrive in Italy for our first stage on Italian soil on Tuesday.”
Giro d’Italia (2.UWT)
Stage 2 Arnhem to Nijmegen 190km
Top 3: Marcel Kittel (Team Giant Alpecin), Arnaud Demare (FDJ), Sacha Modolo (Lampre-Merida)
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