Tom Dumoulin not 'planning on defending' maglia rosa in early Giro d'Italia stages

Dumoulin surprised at the size of time gaps but not intending to add to his lead in upcoming stages

Dumoulin celebrates in pink after the opening time trial. Image: Sunada

Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb), winner of the Giro d'Italia stage one in Jerusalem, says he will not try to defend the famous pink jersey in the days ahead.

The Dutch world champion won the time trial stage near the Old City ahead of Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing) and put 37 seconds into Chris Froome (Sky).

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