Giro d’Italia result Stage 1: Mathieu van der Poel takes pink jersey

Giro d’Italia result Stage 1: Mathieu van der Poel takes pink jersey

Mathieu van der Poel won the opening stage of the Giro d’Italia on Friday, a 195km run from Budapest to the hilltop citadel at Visegard.

Dutch rider Van der Poel edged Eritrean Biniam Girmay to the finish line atop a 5km climb as Australian Caleb Ewan fell heavily when making his burst for the line.

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