The Giro d’Italia got underway today with a short and fast individual time trial in Monreale. Newly crowned World Champion Filippo Ganna (INS) set a winning time of 15’24”. Matteo Sobreo, making his grand tour debut on home soil, put in an outstanding effort to finish seventh overall for us, with a time of 16’04”. Victor Campenaerts, unfortunately, crashed during his time trial, which saw his chances of contending for the maglia rosa ended, as he crossed the line 01:07 behind the winner. Despite the tricky course and difficult conditions, the rest of our team all completed the opening stage of the race safely. Matteo.