Tom Dumoulin wins Giro d'Italia 2016 stage one time trial

Tom Dumoulin gives a crowd-pleasing performance as the 2016 Giro d'Italia kicked off in the Netherlands with a 9.8km time trial - Photos by Graham Watson

Tom Dumoulin on stage one of the 2016 Giro d'Italia

(Image credit: Watson)

Dutchman Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) gave the home crowds a perfect start to the 2016 Giro d'Italia by winning the opening time trial in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

Dumoulin took the victory by just a fraction of a second ahead of surprise top finisher Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo), making his Grand Tour debut. The pair both clocked just 11 minutes and three seconds to complete the pan-flat 9.8-kilometre course.

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