Challenge of Stars: Giulio Ciccone wins atop virtual Stelvio

Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo)
Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) claimed victory in the second Challenge of Stars event, beating Jakob Fuglsang (Astana), Simon Geschke (CCC Team), and Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) on the virtual slopes of the Stelvio climb.

Whereas the opening round of the online race series pitted the sprinters against each other, Sunday’s action saw eight climbers compete head-to-head on a 2.9km section of the Stelvio climb, with an average gradient of 8.69 per cent and ramps of 12.75 per cent.

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