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Giro 2023: Lenard Kamna clearly defeated at the start – Remko Evenpoel dominates time trial and takes pink jersey

Giro 2023: Lenard Kamna clearly defeated at the start – Remko Evenpoel dominates time trial and takes pink jersey

Slovenian Primoz Roglic, Evenpoel’s biggest competitor for the overall win, lost 43 seconds in the first exchange of blows for sixth.

Kamna lost 1:23 minutes, so the German time trial champion at 22nd in the daily result clearly didn’t live up to expectations. Bora teammate Alexander Flavov (RUS) was better in tenth, 55 seconds.

“I would say it was a solid performance on a difficult track but also a good one. In the end I’m still within striking distance of the other classification drivers and I think you can definitely be satisfied with this start,” Kamna said.

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Third place went to Portugal’s Joao Almeida (+0:29), behind him the 2020 Giro winner, and England’s Tao Geoghegan Hart (+0:40) also took the podium. Switzerland’s Stefan Kung finished fifth (+0:43).

Pure climbers like Jack Haig (+1:36), Hugh Carthy (+1:56), Santiago Buitrago (+2:02) or Domenico Pozzovivo (+2:11) lost more time than Kamna at the start of the three week-long Tour, But who did noticeably worse in his own discipline than he did in last year’s Giro that started in Budapest, where he finished eighth.

Evenepoel with the perfect Giro start

There were only ten riders less than a minute behind Evenpoel, who in the Belgian champion’s jersey scored the best times from the start and shocked all his rivals. After his individual victory in the Liège-Bastogne-Liège Classic at the end of April, he used his next appearance to once again show his strength. The almost perfectly flat track on the coast of Abruzzo was perfectly suited to the qualities of a Vilta winner – for him it was a dream start in his first race.

“I’m very happy with this start,” said Evenboul in an interview with the winner. “I had a good pace right away, I managed to keep my rhythm and focused less on the distance to Roglic and more on winning the stage.”

The riders around Pascal Ackermann and Mark Cavendish will get their first chance on Stage 2 on Sunday.

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