Peter Kennaugh to lead Team Sky in Giro's opening stage

Peter Kennaugh and Ian Stannard, Vuelta a Espana 2010, stage six

Pete Kennaugh will lead Team Sky out of the Reggia di Venaria Real at the start of the Giro d'Italia's opening team time trial tomorrow afternoon.

The Briton has been chosen for what, according to Sky's coach Bobby Julich, is the most important job of the day. "You don't win the race in any corner, but at the start you can definitely put the guys in the red quicker if you do it poorly." Julich said.

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Simon Richardson
Magazine editor

Editor of Cycling Weekly magazine, Simon has been working at the title since 2001. He fell in love with cycling 1989 when watching the Tour de France on Channel 4, started racing in 1995 and in 2000 he spent one season racing in Belgium. During his time at CW (and Cycle Sport magazine) he has written product reviews, fitness features, pro interviews, race coverage and news. He has covered the Tour de France more times than he can remember along with two Olympic Games and many other international and UK domestic races. He became the 130-year-old magazine's 13th editor in 2015.