Etna was volcanic

If we add the loss of López, who fell on the first day, to the sinking of Yates and Thomas, the Giro d'Italia has run out of three contenders in three days.

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Etna had volcanic effects on the Giro qualifying after three days of racing. Ecuadorian Jonathan Caicedo won the Sicilian summit. Portuguese Joao Almeida donned the pink jersey with the same time as the South American thanks to the hundredths of the time trial. First seed Geraint Thomas said a bitter farewell to the overall standings after suffering a fall in neutral due to a misplaced drum and losing almost 13 minutes at the finish line. The second favorite, Simon Yates, found his irregularity again when he got off the ramps of the final climb. And the Basque Pello Bilbao placed third in the table, 37 seconds behind the two men leading the Corsa Rosa. All of these things happened in one day. Cycling gives you and takes you away in an instant.

These seismic movements have drawn a different panorama from the one announced by the bets and, above all, from the one that was deduced after the opening clock. The Ineos and Thomas came stiff from the Tour. The team, for a terrible performance that was reduced to a stage won by Kwiatkowski, hugged Carapaz, after the firecracker by Egan Bernal. And the rider, because he wanted revenge after being excluded from a race where he had won and had been second in the previous two years. The all-powerful Ineos has succumbed to misfortune and some romantic minds already glimpse a savior Chris Froome at the Vuelta. If we add the loss of López, who fell on the first day, to the sinking of Yates and Thomas, the Giro d'Italia has run out of three contenders in three days. Go average. Other roosters resist: Nibali, Fuglsang, Majka, Kruijswijk, Kelderman, Pozzovivo, Zakarin ... We will also have to see the evolution of Bilbao, sixth in 2018, if the Tour does not choke. And also if a young man appears, like that Almeida who is already wearing pink.



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