The 99th Giro d’Italia got underway with a spectacular time trial in Apeldoorn. It was during the 2nd stage though where our Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka riders took the spotlight as Omar Fraile went and won the first King of the Mountains jersey of this years race and Kristian Sbaragli sprinted to 8th. Stiehl Photography got these cool shots..

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka got the Giro d’Italia off to an excellent start with Omar Fraile winning the first King of the Mountains Blue Jersey of this year’s Giro d’Italia. The stage win went the way of Marcel Kittel (Etixx-Quickstep) while Kristian Sbaragli also secured a top 10 stage finish for our African Team. Racing got underway with our Basque rider, Fraile, jumping into the early break of the day together with Martin Tjallingii (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Giacomo Berlato (Nippo Vini Fantini) from kilometer zero. The 3 riders combined well to build up a maximum lead of 10 minutes over the peloton as the stage made.