Team Sunweb prepared for possible pink for Tom Dumoulin after opening Giro time trial

Team coach says it would be hard to say they could defend the lead from start to finish

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Team Sunweb coach Marc Reef says it’s “possible” Tom Dumoulin could take the first maglia rosa of the Giro d’Italia, as the former race champion readies for another title bid, but admits it would be difficult to defend the jersey from start to finish.

Dumoulin last year won the opening individual time trial, a feat he could potentially replicate on Saturday when the Giro starts similarly in Bologna, Italy with an 8.2km test.

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