Svein Tuft: 'a dream come true' at the Giro d'Italia

Canadian Svein Tuft reflects on his leadership of the Giro d'Italia after stage one

Svein Tuft on stage one of the 2014 Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: watson)

Canadian Svein Tuft felt a dream come true this evening in Belfast when he put on the Giro d'Italia's pink jersey. His Orica-GreenEdge team won the opening time trial and let him cross the line first for the eventual prize.

"It's really a dream come true for a guy like me, it's a once and a lifetime experience," Tuft said. "I'm really thankful to my team for that gift."

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

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.