Elia Viviani lifts Team Sky's spirits with Giro stage win

Italian sprinter thanks team after claiming his first ever Grand Tour win

Elia Viviani wins stage two of the 2015 Tour of Italy

(Image credit: Watson)

Team Sky's Giro d'Italia appears back on track after yesterday's time trial flop thanks to Elia Viviani. The team's Italian sprinted to win the second stage in Genoa ahead of Moreno Hofland (LottoNL-Jumbo) and André Greipel (Lotto-Soudal).

Sky and its overall leader Richie Porte lost 20 seconds yesterday in the 17.6-kilometre team time trial to rival team Tinkoff-Saxo with Spaniard Alberto Contador in second place.

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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.