Mathieu van der Poel of the Netherlands won the first stage of the 105th edition of the Giro d’Italia cycling race, covering 195 kilometres from Budapest to Visegrád through Székesfehérvár and Esztergom.
1. Mathieu van der Poel (NED, Alpecin-Fenix) 4:35:28 h
2. Biniam Girmay (ERI, Intermarche-Wanty-Gobert)
3. Pello Bilbao (ESP, Bahrain Victorious)
On Saturday, riders will hit Budapest downtown in a 9.2km time trial. The route will follow a city circuit from Pest’s Heroes Square to the historical centre of Buda. The Grande Partenza will end on Sunday with a 201km route from Kaposvár to Balatonfüred, by the sea of Hungary, Lake Balaton.
featured image via Balázs Mohai/MTI