Magnus Cort (Astana Pro Team) took victory on the hilltop finish at the famous Calf and Cow. Greg Van Avaermaet (BMC Racing) finished second with Eduard Prades Reverter (Euskadi Basque Country-Murias) third. Serge Pauwels finished 4th for Team Dimension Data. The 149kms from Barnsley to Ilkley featured a hilltop finish on renowned Cow and Calf hill today. Once racing started, attacks were thick and fast, but the peloton were watchful about who made it into the break. A strong group of six riders made the initial escape, but thanks to some hard work at the front of the peloton by Jay Thomson, they were brought.
Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) was fastest against the clock in today’s individual time trial. Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team) was second, followed by Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Soudal). The 101st Giro d’Italia got underway with an individual time trial in Jerusalem, Israel. Dennis (BCM) held on to first spot for the majority of the day, with a time of 12:04. Dumoulin (SUN), defending champion of the Maglia Rosa, was the last rider on the course and managed to edge out Rohan by 2 seconds. He will start tomorrow in the Maglia Rosa. Campenaerts (TLS) rounded off the podium. For Team Dimension Data, Ben King was.