Tour of Italy: Stage 2 – Win for Sky in TTT


A win for the Sky team in the stage 2 Team Time Trial has put young Italian Salvatore Puccio into the Pink jersey with Wiggins in second overall. Alex Dowsett moves into 9th overall.

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Starting early in the event, Team Sky put the fastest time on the board finishing with only five riders and the only team to get close was Movistar with Alex Dowsett who were only nine seconds beind the British team.


Photo: Thomas van Bracht

The result has placed five Team Sky riders in the top five overall, with Puccio heading Bradley Wiggins, Sergio Henao, Dario Cataldo and Rigoberto Uran – all five riders crossing the line together at the finish to stage two.

Cavendish meanwhile lost 48 seconds as his team missed their time trial star Tony Martin to only finish 17th.

While the race puts Wiggins in a good position ahead of his rivals even if its only by a few seconds, the race confirms that Alex Dowsett certainly deserved a ride in a Grand Tour and was an important part of the Movistar team. “”It was tough” says Alex. “I was the only non-climber left when we were down to five riders and I really felt it on the final climb. ”

“I was struggling to hold the wheel and thought I’d blown but SRM was reading 500+ watts!  The team rode really well together and we’re happy enough with the result which puts Benat in a strong position for the GC”.


Cavendish in Pink during the hilly team time trial not suited for a team built around a sprinter! Photo: Thomas van Bracht

1. Sky Procycling 22:05
2. Movistar Team 0:09
3. Astana Pro Team 0:14
4. Katusha Team 0:19
5. Vini Fantini 0:22
6. Lampre – Merida
7. Garmin – Sharp 0:25
8. Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:28
9. Orica GreenEDGE
10. Vacansoleil – DCM 0:34
11. Cannondale Pro Cycling Team 0:35
12. BMC Racing Team 0:37
13. Bardiani Valvole – CSF Inox 0:42
14. Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:43
15. RadioShack – Leopard
16. Androni – Venezuela 0:46
17. Omega Pharma – Quick-Step 0:48
18. AG2R La Mondiale 0:50
19. Equipe Cycliste FDJ 0:55
20. Team Colombia 0:56
21. Lotto Belisol Team 1:00
22. Euskaltel – Euskadi 1:01
23. Team Argos – Shimano 1:13


1. PUCCIO Salvatore Sky Procycling 3:20:43
2. WIGGINS Bradley Sky Procycling @ st
3. HENAO MONTOYA Sergio Luis Sky Procycling @ st
4. CATALDO Dario Sky Procycling @ st
5. URAN Rigoberto Sky Procycling @ st
6. INTXAUSTI Benat Movistar Team 0:09
7. VISCONTI Giovanni Movistar Team @ st
8. HERRADA LOPEZ Jose Movistar Team @ st
9. DOWSETT Alex Movistar Team @ st
10. CAPECCHI Eros Movistar Team



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