Tour of Catalonia: Two-time world champion Rohan Dennis wins second stage, Joao Almeida takes total lead

Tour of Catalonia: Two-time world champion Rohan Dennis wins second stage, Joao Almeida takes total lead

Australian Dennis accomplished the course in 22 minutes and 27 seconds, whereas his teammates and title contenders Richie Porte and Adam Yates additionally posted strong performances.

Tour of Catalonia: Two-time world champion Rohan Dennis wins second stage, Joao Almeida takes overall lead

Rohan Dennis in motion in stage 2 of the Tour of Catalonia. AFP

Banyoles: Two-time former world champion Rohan Dennis powered to victory for Ineos in a difficult 18.5km particular person time trial on stage two of the Tour of Catalonia on Tuesday.

Australian Dennis accomplished the course in 22 minutes and 27 seconds, whereas his teammates and title contenders Richie Porte and Adam Yates additionally posted strong performances.

Whereas Remi Cavagna of France was second the rising Portuguese star Joao Almeida got here third and took the general lead within the seven-day race.

Almeida of Deceuninck Fast-Step wore the Giro d’Italia’s pink jersey for 15 days in a shocking breakout final 12 months, and this efficiency comes as no shock.

The win was a primary for Dennis since becoming a member of Ineos in 2020, though his work within the Giro helped the British workforce win the title with Tao Geoghegan Hart.

“It means so much,” mentioned Dennis, who lived within the Girona area earlier than his swap.

“It is my first victory with Ineos Grenadiers and my first victory since Yorkshire Worlds,” mentioned Dennis of his second world championships win in 2019.

4-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome completed nearly three minutes off the tempo as his battle for prime kind continues in his new Israel Begin Up Nation colors.

One of many prime paid riders on this planet Froome additionally misplaced eight minutes on the primary stage.

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