Cycling-Yates wins stage two of Giro d'Italia, Van der Poel retains lead


Cycling - Giro d'Italia - Stage 2 - Budapest to Budapest Tissot, Hungary - May 7, 2022 Team BikeExchange - Jayco's Simon Yates celebrates on the podium after winning stage 2 REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Simon Yates of Team BikeExchange-Jayco won the second stage of the Giro d'Italia, a 9.2-kilometre individual time trial around Budapest on Saturday, as Mathieu van der Poel of Alpecin-Fenix held onto the leader's pink jersey.

British rider Yates finished with a time of 11 minutes 50 seconds, three seconds ahead of Van der Poel, who took the Maglia Rosa on Friday after winning the first stage.

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