Simon Yates

Time trial could give Roglic more advantage

In the absence of Tom Dumoulin, Primoz Roglic is hot favorite for stage 9's time trial. However, the hilly profile means GC contenders Simon Yates and Miguel Angel Lopez should be more than able to limit losses.

Bet on late start paid off for Yates

Mitchelton-Scott gambled on the weather and came out with the trump card of time splits for Yates to refer to in the Giro's opening time trial.