Bianchi back in Pink! Roglic dominates Giro opening TT
11 mai 2019
The Team Jumbo-Visma Slovenian rode Aquila CV to top the Pink Race's opening ITT in Bologna, with the tough ascent to the San Luca sanctuary
Bianchi + Team Road + Product
There are shades of celeste on the first pink jersey of 2019 Giro d'Italia. Team Jumbo Visma's Primoz Roglic rode Bianchi Aquila CV to a dominating success in the opening ITT of the 102th edition, starting in downtown Bologna and ending at the famous San Luca Sanctuary (8 km) on Saturday, May 11th.
The Slovenian delivered a dominating performance with Bianchi’s ultimate TT machine, both on the flat and the final mountain stretches, clocking a 12:54 time, 19 seconds faster than than Simon Yates and 23 than Vincenzo Nibali, two of Roglic's main rivals for the Giro d’Italia overall crown.
Roglic’s success also meant Bianchi’s return in the Giro d’Italia lead with Team Jumbo-Visma, slightly less than three years after Steven Kruijswijk's "pink dream": the Dutchman led 2016 Giro d'Italia from 14th to 18th stage, before an unfortunate crash down the Col dell’Agnello disrupted a possible overall triumph.
"I went close to win the opening stage three years ago in Apeldoorn and now I finally can wear the pink jersey. We worked so hard for this, and now we get to enjoy this result" Roglic commented after the stage.
Besides Aquila CV, Team Jumbo-Visma also rides Oltre XR4 and Oltre XR4 Disc at Giro d'Italia.
THE BIKE OF PRIMOZ ROGLIC
Primoz Roglic is equipped with Aquila CV, Bianchi's ultimate time trial machine engineered with the Bianchi CV system powered by Countervail. Aquila CV is designed to increase power output and rider's energy, with maximum control with each pedal stroke.
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