Ulissi eyes 7th Giro d'Italia stage win at Agrigento - Preview

Diego Ulissi of UAE Team Emirates
Diego Ulissi of UAE Team Emirates is a favourite on 2020 Giro d'Italia stage 2 for Argrigento finish (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

After Filippo Ganna’s (Ineos Grenadiers) impressive time trial victory in Palermo, Giro d’Italia’s first uphill finish at Agrigento on Sunday could see the host nation take back-to-back stage wins, with Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) one of the main favourites.

Classified fourth category and just 3.7km long,  Agrigento is not one of the toughest  2020 Giro finishes by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, in 2008 when the Giro last visited Agrigento and tackled this climb for its finish, by the summit there were only 20 seconds between the front 35 finishers  - with victory going to the general classification runner-up Riccardo Ricco. 

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