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Jan Christen wins stage 2 of Il Giro d’Abruzzo


Jan Christen (UAE Team Emirates) has won Stage 2 of Il Giro d’Abruzzo Crédit Agricole, 162km from Alanno to Magliano de’ Marsi. Alexey Lutsenko (Astana Qazaqstan Team) and Thomas Pesenti (JCL Team UKYO) finished second and third respectively.

Jan Christen (UAE Team Emirates) is the new Maglia Azzurra.

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner and new Maglia Azzurra Jan Christen said: “It was my goal to win a pro race already this and I’m delighted I did today, before I turn 20. We had a good plan with the team and everything went quite well. We set up a good pace from the bottom of the last climb. Then it was my turn to attack but Lutsenko rode behind. It was a bit crazy after that. I wanted to attack again in the downhill and it went well. With 2km to go, I realised I was going to win. With the team we said today is my stage. We did super good. Tomorrow we’ll go with Adam Yates for the GC and I will give my best for him to win Il Giro d’Abruzzo overall”.

1 – Jan Christen (UAE Team Emirates) – 162 km in 4h05’10”, av. speed 39.646 km/h
2 – Alexey Lutsenko (Astana Qazaqstan Team) at 16″
3 – Thomas Pesenti (JCL Team UKYO) s.t.

1 – Jan Christen (UAE Team Emirates)
2 – Alexey Lutsenko (Astana Qazaqstan Team) at 20″
3 – Thomas Pesenti (JCL Team UKYO) at 22″

The leader jerseys of Il Giro d’Abruzzo Crédit Agricole are designed and handmade by PISSEI

  • Maglia Azzurra, leader of the General Classification, sponsored by Regione Abruzzo – Jan Christen (UAE Team Emirates)
  • Maglia Ciclamino, leader of the Points Classification, sponsored by ICE-Agenzia with the brand – Jan Christen (UAE Team Emirates)
  • Maglia Verde, leader of the Gran Premio della Montagna Classification, sponsored by Enel – Andrea Guerra (Zalf Euromobil Fior)
  • Maglia Bianca, Best Young Rider Classification, born after 1 January 1999, sponsored by Crédit Agricole – Jan Christen (UAE Team Emirates)

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