Stage 2: Three out of three for Great Britain, victory for Matthew Walls in Pescia

The second stage of the race, from Bagno di Romagna (Fc) to Pescia (Pt), takes the Giro d’Italia Under 23 into Tuscany. The Brits continue to dominate in the Giro U23 with Matthew Walls, the multiple European track champion, winning today’s sprint. Walls comes from Oldham, which sits in the county of Greater Manchester in the north-west of England. His fellow compatriot Ethan Hayter, 6th over the finish line, retained the Enel maglia rosa. Gregorio Ferri was the first Italian over the line once again today, coming second in the sprint.
The Giro d’Italia Under 23 continues tomorrow, Sunday the 16th June, with the third stage taking place from Sesto Fiorentino to Gaiole in Chianti, and is dedicated to Alfredo Martini, to the Eroica and to Tuscany’s cycling history.

 

Stage Classification:

  1. Matthew Walls (Gbr, Great Britain National Team) 185,8 km in 4h33’59” (average 40,689 Km/h)
  2. Gregorio Ferri (Ita, Zalf Euromobil Désirée Fior)
  3. Kaden Groves (Aus, SEG Racing Academy)
  4. Francesco Di Felice (Ita, General Store Essegibi)
  5. Nicolas Dalla Valle (Ita, Tirol KTM Cycling Team)
  6. Ethan Hayter (Gbr, Great Britain National Team)
  7. Alexandr Kulikovskiy (Rus, Nazionale Russa)
  8. Jake Stewart (Gbr, Groupama-FDJ)
  9. Mattia Bevilacqua (Ita, Team Franco Ballerini)
  10. Francisco Galvan (Spa, Equipo Lizarte)


Overall Standing
:

  1. Ethan Hayter (Gbr, Great Britain National team) 327,9 km in 7h53’03” (average 41,575 km/h)
  2. Alexys Brunel (Fra, Groupama-FDJ) 14″
  3. Matthew Walls (Gbr, Great Britain National Team) 20″
  4. Kaden Groves (Aus, SEG Racing Academy) 23″
  5. Georg Zimmermann (Ger, Tirol KTM Cycling Team) 25″
  6. Gregorio Ferri (Zalf Euromobil Désirée Fior) 26″
  7. Nicolas Dalla Valle (Ita, Tirol KTM Cycling Team) 26″
  8. Jake Stewart (Gbr, Groupama-FDJ) 28″
  9. Ide Schelling (Ned, SEG Racing Academy) 30″
  10. Matteo Sobrero (Ita, Dimension Data for Qhubeka) 31″