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Giro d’Italia: GC standings after opening time trial

Giro d'Italia: GC standings after opening time trial

Remco Evenepoel (Soudal-QuickStep) made an immediate statement as a favourite in the 2023 Giro d’Italia with a dominant win in the 19.6km individual time trial to win stage 1, and earn the first maglia rosa of the three-week Grand Tour. 

The Belgian time trial champion blasted his way to the top of the leaderboard on each of the intermediate time checks on the opening flat section overlooking the Adriatic coast, then stopped the clock at 21:18 to bump João Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) out of the hot seat by a full 29 seconds. 

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