Daniel Teklehaimanot is the first Eritrean to win a KOM in the history of the Giro.
Giro d'Italia 2017: Greipel wins and picks pink
Michael Kerkhof May 6, 2017
André Greipel won the second trip in the Giro d'Italia 2017. The German champion was in a mass rapper than Roberto Ferrari and Jasper Stuyven and won a Giro stage for the seventh time. He is also the new leader and takes over the pink sweater from Lukas Pöstlberger.
Teklehaimanot in the attack
Daniel Teklehaimanot participated again in the escape. The rider of Dimension Data, together with Lukasz Owsian, Ilia Koshevoy, Simon Andreetta and Evgeny Shalunov, was part of the flight of the day and aimed to conquer the mountain trench. On the Genna Silana it had to happen to the man from Eritrea, but at that point the peloton was approached to less than ten seconds. Just at that moment, Teklehaimanot accelerated, he won the sprint and took over the sweater of Cesare Benedetti.
In the descent of Genna Silana, Nathan Haas and Davide Martinelli attacked. Martinelli was unable to take over his Quick-Step team and remained in the wheel of Haas. That was a serious annoyance by the Australian, after which they were quickly taken back by the peloton. In the long descent towards Tortoli, Ilnur Zakarin knew in the final kilometers of material spells, and the Katusha-Alpecin men had to put all-on-all in order to return the Rus into the peloton. That did not happen until the last kilometer.
It turned out after a heavy leg on a mass print. André Greipel was co-ordinated by Moreno Hofland and Jasper De Buyst and took in the final kilometer Joshua Edmondson's wheel of Orica-Scott, who hit the sprint for Caleb Ewan. However, the young and small Australians shot out of his squad and saw the strong Greipel taking the victory. Ferrari became second to Stuyven and Fernando Gaviria.
Lukas Pöstlberger was also in the sprint, but lost his pink leader's spirits to Greipel. It's Greipel's very first pink sweater.