Dave Brailsford hails 'fantastic' Dutch start to Giro d'Italia

The head of Team Sky and others give their feedback on the Giro d'Italia's Dutch start

Photo: Graham Watson

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The Giro d'Italia could not have asked for more from its trip abroad to Apeldoorn and the Dutch province of Gelderland. The Italians had plenty of sun, thousands of fans and a home star, Tom Dumoulin, in the pink jersey.

"Successo" or "success" should be one of the most heard words tomorrow when the race caravan travels to the south of Italy to restart the race on Tuesday.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.