The 105th edition of the Giro d’Italia cycling race got under way from Budapest’s Heroes’ Square on Friday.
Day one of the three-week race will see 176 riders from 22 teams cover 195 kilometres. The first stage runs from Budapest to Visegrad through Szekesfehervar and Esztergom, giving riders an elevation change of 900 metres. The stage finish is expected between 5pm and 5.30pm – the Hungarian News Agency reported.
Later they updated with the winner of the first stage. Mathieu van der Poel of the Netherlands won the first stage of the 105th edition of the Giro d’Italia cycling race, covering 195 kilometres from Budapest to Visegrád through Székesfehervár and Esztergom.