Giro d'Italia U23: Juan Ayuso wins the second stage and is already leader
EFE · Road Competition
Juan Ayuso (Colpack Ballan), the 18-year-old pearl of Spanish cycling, has struck a double blow at the Giro d'Italia under-23, signing the victory in the second stage and donning the leader's jersey.
Ayuso, who has a contract with the UAE Emirates World Tour team, won alone, with a time of 3 hours, 9 minutes and 29 seconds on the 138-kilometer journey between Riccione and Imola, beating his Italian partner Alessandro Verre and Eritrean Henok Mulubrhan (Qhubeka).
With this victory Ayuso is also ahead in the general classification with a lead of 5 seconds over Verre and 8 over Mulubrhan.
The Spaniard continues to have inspiration in Italy, as this season he had already won the Giro Belvedere and the Piva Trophy.
Classification of the 2nd stage:
1. JUAN AYUSO (ESP / Colpack-Ballan) - 3:09:29
2. Alessandro Verre (ITA / Colpack-Ballan) at 0:01
3. Henok Mulubrhan (ERI / Qhubeka) at 0:03
4. Filippo Baroncini ( ITA / Colpack-Ballan) at 0:08
5. Stan Van Tricht (BEL / SEG Racing Academy) at 0:08
6. Nicolo Buratti (ITA / Friuli-ASD) at 0:08
7. Ben Turner (GBR / Trinity Racing ) at 0:08
8. Edoardo Zambanini (ITA / Zalf-Euromobil-Fior) at 0:08
9. VICENTE HERNAIZ (ESP / Kometa Sub-23) at 0:08
1. JUAN AYUSO (ESP / Colpack-Ballan) - 6:36:44
2. Alessandro Verre (ITA / Colpack-Ballan) at 0:05
3. Henok Mulubrhan (ERI / TEAM QHUBEKA 0:09
4. Ben Turner (GBR / Trinity Racing) at 0:13
5. Nicolo Buratti (ITA / Friuli-ASD) at 0:18
6. Stan Van Tricht (BEL / SEG Racing Academy) at 0:18
7. Edoardo Zambanini (ITA / Zalf-Euromobil- Fior) at 0:18
8. HERNAIZ VICENTE (ESP / Kometa Sub-23) at 0:18
9. Pasquale Abenante (ITA / Velo Plus) at 0:18
10. Filippo Baroncini (ITA / Colpack-Ballan) at 0: 18