Giro d’Italia: Treviso time trial likely to dominate second week

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Back in 2015, when previewing the Giro d’Italia’s stage 14 Treviso time trial, Alberto Contador correctly predicted to Cyclingnews that “the Giro will start here.” And five years on, with a very similar time trial course coming this week on Saturday’s stage 14, you could easily argue the same.

Fans of Geraint Thomas (Ineos-Grenadiers) and Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) will rightly say that a lot has already happened in this year’s Giro. But as the two best-placed contenders after Sicily’s opening time trial, Thomas’ and Yates’ abandons have actually had a curious effect - to reset the counters back to almost zero for the rest of the overall contenders. 

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.