First rider leaves Giro d'Italia 2019 after missing time cut on opening 8km time trial

Hiroki Nishimura finished over four minutes down on Primož Roglič

Hiroki Nishimura riding stage one of the Giro d'Italia 2019 (Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

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Hiroki Nishimura (Nippo Vini Fantini Faizanè) has become the first rider to leave the Giro d'Italia 2019 after finishing outside the time limit on the stage one time trial.

The Japanese rider completed the 8.2km course in 17-30, 4-36 down on Primož Roglič's winning time of 12-54, who took the stage win and overall classification.

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