April 19, 2018
Dumoulin takes opener in Jerusalem
Defending Champion Tom Dumoulin of Sunweb posted a time of 12' 02" to win Stage 1 of the 101st Giro d'Italia in Jerusalem, going two seconds faster than Rohan Dennis (BMC), with Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Soudal) third.
Dumoulin is the first defending champion since Paolo Salvoldelli in 2005/06 to take the Maglia Rosa on the opening stage. Key rival Chris Froome (Sky), who crashed during a recce of the course, finished in 21st spot 37" down on the Dutchman.
Report to come
Race Results - Stage 1 and GC