Giro d’Italia: Simon Yates edges race leader to win stage 2 time trial

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BUDAPEST HUNGARY MAY 07 Simon Yates of United Kingdom and Team BikeExchange Jayco sprints next to the Hungarian Parliament in the city of Budapest during the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 2 a 92km individual time trial stage from Budapest to Budapest ITT Giro WorldTour on May 07 2022 in Budapest Hungary Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images

Simon Yates of Team BikeExchange- Jayco crossed the line with 11:50 to gain lead (Image credit: Getty Images)
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BUDAPEST HUNGARY MAY 07 Simon Yates of United Kingdom and Team BikeExchange Jayco sprints during the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 2 a 92km individual time trial stage from Budapest to Budapest ITT Giro WorldTour on May 07 2022 in Budapest Hungary Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images

Simon Yates of Team BikeExchange-Jayco (Image credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
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BUDAPEST HUNGARY MAY 07 Tom Dumoulin of Netherlands and Team Jumbo Visma sprints during the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 2 a 92km individual time trial stage from Budapest to Budapest ITT Giro WorldTour on May 07 2022 in Budapest Hungary Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images

‘Flying Dutchman’ Tom Dumoulin finished in 11:55 (Image credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
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Team IsraelPremier Techs British rider Alex Dowsett competes during the second stage of the Giro dItalia 2022 cycling race a 92 kilometers individual time trial in Budapest Hungary on May 7 2022 Photo by Luca Bettini AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIAFP via Getty Images

Team Israel-Premier Tech’s British rider Alex Dowsett competes during the stage 2 time trial (Image credit: Getty Images)
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BUDAPEST HUNGARY MAY 07 Edoardo Affini of Italy and Team Jumbo Visma sprints during the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 2 a 92km individual time trial stage from Budapest to Budapest ITT Giro WorldTour on May 07 2022 in Budapest Hungary Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images

Edoardo Affini of Jumbo-Visma took time in the hot seat with a time of 12:10 (Image credit: Getty Images)
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BUDAPEST HUNGARY MAY 07 Lennard Kmna of Germany and Team Bora Hansgrohe sprints during the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 2 a 92km individual time trial stage from Budapest to Budapest ITT Giro WorldTour on May 07 2022 in Budapest Hungary Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images

Lennard Kämna of Bora-Hansgrohe took the hot seat from Edoardo Affini (Jumbo-Visma) with 12:08 (Image credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
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BUDAPEST HUNGARY MAY 07 Champagne trophy detail view prior to the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 2 a 92km individual time trial stage from Budapest to Budapest ITT Giro WorldTour on May 07 2022 in Budapest Hungary Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images

Label of the champagne trophy for the 105th Giro d’Italia (Image credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
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BUDAPEST HUNGARY MAY 07 A general view of Sylvain Moniquet of Belgium and Team Lotto Soudal sprints during the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 2 a 92km individual time trial stage from Budapest to Budapest ITT Giro WorldTour on May 07 2022 in Budapest Hungary Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images

A view of Sylvain Moniquet of Lotto Soudal on a turn of the 9.2km ITT course (Image credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
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BUDAPEST HUNGARY MAY 07 Mark Cavendish of United Kingdom and Team QuickStep Alpha Vinyl sprints next to the Hungarian Parliament in the city of Budapest while fans cheer during the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 2 a 92km individual time trial stage from Budapest to Budapest ITT Giro WorldTour on May 07 2022 in Budapest Hungary Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Mark Cavendish of QuickStep-AlphaVinyl on the course (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)
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BUDAPEST HUNGARY MAY 07 Lawson Craddock of United States and Team BikeExchange Jayco sprints during the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 2 a 92km individual time trial stage from Budapest to Budapest ITT Giro WorldTour on May 07 2022 in Budapest Hungary Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Passing beside the Danube River is US ITT champ Lawson Craddock (Team BikeExchange-Jayco) (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)
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BUDAPEST HUNGARY MAY 07 Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin of Eritrea and Team EF Education Easypost sprints during the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 2 a 92km individual time trial stage from Budapest to Budapest ITT Giro WorldTour on May 07 2022 in Budapest Hungary Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images

On course is Merhawi Kudus of Eritrea and Team EF Education-EasyPost (Image credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
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BUDAPEST HUNGARY MAY 07 William Barta of United States and Movistar Team sprints next to the Hungarian Parliament in the city of Budapest during the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 2 a 92km individual time trial stage from Budapest to Budapest ITT Giro WorldTour on May 07 2022 in Budapest Hungary Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

American Will Barta of Movistar Team passes next to the Hungarian Parliament in the city of Budapest (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)
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BUDAPEST HUNGARY MAY 07 Chris Hamilton of Australia and Team DSM sprints next to the Hungarian Parliament in the city of Budapest during the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 2 a 92km individual time trial stage from Budapest to Budapest ITT Giro WorldTour on May 07 2022 in Budapest Hungary Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images

Australian Chris Hamilton of Team DSM sprints next to the Hungarian Parliament (Image credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
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BUDAPEST HUNGARY MAY 07 Owain Doull of United Kingdom and Team EF Education Easypost sprints during the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 2 a 92km individual time trial stage from Budapest to Budapest ITT Giro WorldTour on May 07 2022 in Budapest Hungary Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images

Owain Doull of EF Education-EasyPost set a time of 12:18 to put him in top 10 (Image credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
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BUDAPEST HUNGARY MAY 07 Tobias Bayer of Austria and Team Alpecin Fenix ​​sprints next to the Hungarian Parliament in the city of Budapest during the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 2 a 92km individual time trial stage from Budapest to Budapest ITT Giro WorldTour on May 07 2022 in Budapest Hungary Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images

Austrian Tobias Bayer of Alpecin-Fenix ​​passes to the Hungarian Parliament and finished ITT after crashing (Image credit: Tim de Waele/Getty Images)
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BUDAPEST HUNGARY MAY 07 Matteo Sobrero of Italy and Team BikeExchange Jayco sprints during the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 2 a 92km individual time trial stage from Budapest to Budapest ITT Giro WorldTour on May 07 2022 in Budapest Hungary Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images

Italia champion Matteo Sobrero of Team BikeExchange-Jayco stormed the 9.2km course at 12:03 (Image credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
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BUDAPEST HUNGARY MAY 07 Caleb Ewan of Australia and Team Lotto Soudal sprints during the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 2 a 92km individual time trial stage from Budapest to Budapest ITT Giro WorldTour on May 07 2022 in Budapest Hungary Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images

Caleb Ewan rides stage 2 with bandages, a result from stage 1 crash (Image credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
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BUDAPEST HUNGARY MAY 07 Richie Porte of Australia and Team INEOS Grenadiers sprints during the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 2 a 92km individual time trial stage from Budapest to Budapest ITT Giro WorldTour on May 07 2022 in Budapest Hungary Photo by Stuart FranklinGetty Images

Richie Porte of Ineos Grenadiers on course (Image credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Simon Yates (BikeExchange-Jayco) made a major statement at the Giro d’Italia on Saturday, winning the stage 2 time trial in Budapest.

The British rider, who has made huge strides against the clock in recent years, stormed the 9.2km course in Budapest to take stage honors deal an early blow to his general classification rivals.

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