Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Quick-Step) is leading the 2023 Giro d’Italia after two stages.
The Belgian won stage one’s individual time trial with an imperious performance, and he avoided being caught up by a crash late on stage two to ensure that his lead of 22 seconds remains intact.
Jonathan Milan of Bahrain-Victorious won the second stage in a bunch sprint, a victory that means he now leads the points classification.
The first road stage of the race also forced a change at the summit of the King of the Mountains classification, with AG2R Citroën’s Paul Lapeira inheriting the jersey from Tao Geoghegan Hart (Ineos Grenadiers).
Evenepoel is also the leader of the young rider’s classification, but the white jersey is currently being worn by João Almeida (UAE-Team Emirates).
In the first week of the race, the peloton will make its way westwards towards the country’s Tyrrhenian coast.
The battle for the maglia rosa is expected to intensify in week two, with the second of three individual time trials, a 35km race against the clock to Cesena. The first mountains test comes on stage 13, when the Giro crosses Italy’s northern border into Switzerland for an alpine finish atop Crans Montana.
In the third week, the mountains come thick and fast. Stages 16 and 19 both clock up over 5,000m of elevation, before a punishing uphill time trial will decide the race on the penultimate day.
The Giro d’Italia will conclude in Rome on 28 May.
Read more: Giro d’Italia 2023 route analysis
Giro d’Italia 2023 stage 2 results: Teramo > San Salvo
- Jonathan Milan (ITA) Bahrain-Victorious, in 4-55.11
- David Dekker (Ned) Arkéa-Samsic
- Arne Marit (Bel) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty
- Kaden Groves (Aus) Alpecin-Deceuninck
- Marius Mayrhofer (Ger) DSM
- Pascal Ackermann (Ger) UAE-Team Emirates
- Fernando Gaviria (Col) Movistar
- Niccolo Bonifazio (Ita) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty
- Jake Stewart (GBr) Groupama-FDJ
- Michael Matthews (Aus) Jayco-AlUla, all at same time
Giro d’Italia 2023 general classification after stage 2
- Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Soudal-Quick Step in 5-16.29
- Filippo Ganna (Ita) Ineos Grenadiers, at 22s
- João Almeida (Por) UAE-Team Emirates, at 29s
- Stefan Küng (Swi) Groupama-FDJ, at 43s
- Primož Roglič (Slo) Jumbo-Visma, at same time
- Geraint Thomas (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers, at 55s
- Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus) Bora-hansgrohe, at same time
- Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers, at 59s
- Brandon McNulty (USA) UAE-Team Emirates, at 1-00
- Jay Vine (Aus) UAE-Team Emirates, at 1-05
Giro d’Italia 2023 points classification after stage 2
1. Jonathan Milan (Ita) Bahrain-Victorious, 50pts
2. David Dekker (Ned) Arkéa-Samsic, 35pts
3. Kaden Groves (Aus) Alpecin-Deceuninck, 25pts
4. Arne Marit (Bel) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty, 18pts
5. Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Soudal-QuickStep, 15pts
Giro d’Italia 2023 mountains classification after stage 2
1. Paul Lapeira (Fra) AG2R Citroën, 6pts
2. Thomas Champion (Fra) Cofidis, 4pts
3. Tao Geoghegan Hart (GBr) Ineos Grenadiers, 3pts
4. João Almeida (Por) UAE-Team Emirates, 2pts
5. Mattia Bais (Ita) EOLO-Kometa, 2pts
Giro d’Italia 2023 young rider classification after stage 2
1. Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Soudal Quick-Step, in 21-18
2. João Almeida (Por) UAE Team Emirates, at 29s
3. Brandon McNulty (USA) UAE Team Emirates, at 1-00
Giro d’Italia 2023 team classificaiton after stage 2
1. UAE-Team Emirates, in 15-51.30
2. Ineos Grenadiers, at 13s
3. Soudal-QuickStep, at 32s