The Italian rider from UAE Team Emirates dominates the final sprint.
Shrewd tactics, a great team effort and a perfect finish were the key ingredients that led to success for Diego Ulissi in the 2nd stage of the Giro d’Italia, on the 149 km from Alcamo to Agrigento. On the final slope towards Agrigento, UAE Team Emirates showed all its strength, with Valerio Conti picking up the pace at the head of a main group that was being heavily reduced. Conti held out until 700 meters from the finish, when Luca Wackermann tried a counterattack, followed by Diego Ulissi and Mikkel Honorè; the latter two were joined in the last 100 meters by Peter Sagan, for a three-man sprint dominated by Ulissi.
The win marked the seventh personal career victory for Ulissi at the Giro, a success that also earns him the points classification and 10th place in the general classification.
Ulissi: “I am really happy to get my seventh career victory at the Giro. It is a great personal satisfaction, but also for the team: we got off to a great start in this Corsa Rosa, putting into practice what we planned in the team meeting.”
Diego Ulissi dominated the final sprint atop on his Colnago equipped with Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12 Speed electronic groupset and with Campagnolo Bora WTO aerodynamic wheels.
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