Tom Dumoulin wins Giro d'Italia opening time trial

May 6, 2016

APELDOORN, Netherlands (AP) Tom Dumoulin won the opening individual time trial of the Giro d'Italia on Friday.

The Dutchman clocked 11 minutes, 3 seconds on the flat 9.8-kilometer (6-mile) route, beating Primoz Roglic of Slovenia by a fraction of a second.

Costa Rican cyclist Andrey Amador was third, six seconds behind.

Another time-trial specialist, Fabian Cancellara, was hoping for a victory that would have handed him the first maglia rosa of his long career. But he was hampered by stomach flu and finished eighth, 14 seconds behind Dumoulin.


Overall favorite Vincenzo Nibali, the 2013 champion, was 19 seconds behind.

The 99th Giro continues in the Netherlands with two sprint stages before an early rest day and a return to Italy. The race ends in Turin on May 29.