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Tom Dumoulin takes time on Chris Froome

Tom Dumoulin takes time on Chris Froome

The victor of the start-up phase and the first holder of the pink shirts was the defending champion of the race, the Dutchman Tom Dumoulin - captain "Sunweb" just two seconds ahead of Australian Roanne Dennis and became a three-time victor of the Giro stages.

A video showed the four-time Tour de France champion limping gingerly after the accident.

The Team Sky rider was out on a recon ahead of the time trial in Jerusalem when he suffered a fall. His shorts were ripped around the hip and his jersey was ripped near his shoulder blade.

Froome is looking to become only the third person ever to win the three Grand Tour titles in a row.

However, Froome is fine after the crash and is expected to participate in Friday afternoon's time trial, a Team Sky representative confirmed to ESPN.

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"It's pretty painful obviously, but then straight away he went right back on his bike and he did two laps again, " Portal said.

Today in Jerusalem held a race with separate start.

The second leg of the race is from Haifa to Tel Aviv.

Stage 1 of the 101st Giro d'Italia made history by starting in Jersualem, Israel: The first Grand Tour to begin outside of the shores of Europe.

Fabio Sabatini (Quick-Step Floors) had the honour of starting the race but it was his young teammate Remi Cavanga who set the quickest time early in the day with a time of 12.37.


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