Giro d'Italia
Stage 2: Albenga to Genova - Stage Details

The coveted ‘Maglia Rosa’ has switched hands amongst ORICA-GreenEDGEteammates as Michael Matthews sprinted to seventh place on the second stage of the Giro d’Italia in Genova today.

Matthews will line up in pink as the race leader for tomorrow’s third stage, having finished ahead of 2014 Liege-Bastogne-Liege champion Simon Gerrans, who took first honours following yesterday’s team time trial victory.

It will be the 24-year-old’s second consecutive year as a leader of the Italian Grand Tour, having claimed the jersey in similar fashion from Canadian Svein Tuft last year.

“It’s an honour to be back in the pink jersey,” Matthews said. “I didn’t quite have the legs to go with the pure sprinters in the final but it was our goal to keep the pink jersey as long as possible and we have achieved it for two days now.”

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Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Elia Viviani (ITA) - Team Sky 4:13:18
2 Moreno Hofland (NED) - Team LottoNL-Jumbo ST
3 André Greipel (GER) - Lotto Soudal ST
4 Luka Mezgec (SLO) - Team Giant-Alpecin ST
5 Alessandro Petacchi (ITA) - Southeast Pro Cycling ST
6 Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA) - Trek Factory Racing ST
7 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
8 Davide Appollonio (ITA) - Androni Giocattoli ST
9 Daniele Colli (ITA) - Nippo - Vini Fantini ST
10 Paolo Tiralongo (ITA) - Astana Pro Team ST
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
7 Michael Matthews (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
17 Simon Clarke (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
19 Simon Gerrans (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
33 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
87 Brett Lancaster (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:31
133 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:42
143 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:03:15
174 Pieter Weening (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:04:43
189 Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:12:39