The 99th Giro d’Italia got underway in Apeldoorn with Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) taking the stage 1 individual time trial win ahead of Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Andrey Amador (Movistar). Dumoulin also secured the first pink leaders jersey of the race. In our debut Giro d’Italia, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka was motivated to race in front of the huge Apeldoorn crowd despite our African Team not having a specialist against the clock. With the start taking place inside the magnificent Apeldoorn Velodrome, it was a great spectacle to be a part of. Jaco Venter (pictured above) set a good early time over the 9.8km course.