Marcel Kittel surges to stage victory in Giro d’Italia

Germany's Marcel Kittel wins a sprint finish in Belfast to take the second stage of the Giro d'Italia

Germany's Marcel Kittel wins a sprint finish in Belfast to take the second stage of the Giro d'Italia

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There was no great surprise when Germany’s Marcel Kittel won Stage 2 of the Giro d’Italia when he coasted home on the final sprint in front of a raucous Belfast City Hall.

Kittel beat his main rival for the Maglia Rossa Nacer Bouhanni of the FDJ.fr team by a couple of metres.

The big muscular Giant-Shimano team leader was never going to be beaten to the line once he had negotiated the difficult final left-hand turn into Wellington Place.

 

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