News | Giro d'Italia May 6, 2017

Podium finish for Roberto Ferrari

The curtain was drawn on stage two of the 100th Giro d’Italia with UAE Team Emirates’ Italian rider Roberto Ferrari crossing the finish line amongst the top three alongside Jasper Stuyven (Trek – Segafredo).  Ferrari took an impressive second in the hilly stage from Olbia to Tortoli, behind André Greipel (Lotto Soudal) who won first place on the second of three days in Sardinia (Italy).


This was a tricky sprint that definitely gave an unexpected result” said Ferrari. “My legs felt great and I am pleased placing second. Modolo, who had some cramps during the final climb,  lost the position in the final sprint. After I was part of the lead group I gave my best to remain at the front of the bunch sprint. I’m very satisfied with my results and the great performance of the entire team in the climbs and descents. We are looking forward to tomorrow where we are aiming to have another top result.”


Stage three is a shorter 148km stage best suited for sprinters. It starts in Tortolì and finishes in Cagliari for the fourth time in the Giro’s history. The final 10km has a number of roundabouts which may impact the breakaway group but the home stretch of 800m with wide asphalt roads are likely to make for a good sprint finish.


Top Three Race Results for Stage One

1 André Greipel (Lotto Soudal) 06:05:18

2 Roberto Ferrari UAE Team Emirates s.t. 

3 Jasper Stuyven (Trek – Segafredo) s.t.


General Classification after Stage Two

1 André Greipel (Lotto Soudal) 06:05:18

2 Lukas Postlberger (Bora – Hansgrohe) 4”

3 Caleb Ewan (Orica – Scott) 8”

4 Roberto Ferrari UAE Team Emirates s.t.