Giro d'Italia: König takes over leadership at Sky as Porte loses 27 minutes

Leopold Konig (Team Sky)

Leopold Konig (Team Sky) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/

The first mountain stage of the Giro d’Italia to Madonna di Campiglio marked a change of leadership at Team Sky, with Leopold König rising to fifth overall, while Richie Porte plummeted to 27th after finishing more than 27 minutes down.

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Stephen Farrand
Head of News

Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.