The Italian rider Manuel Belletti (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec) has won the second stage of Il Giro di Sicilia in a bunch sprint, 234km from Capo d’Orlando to Palermo, ahead of Riccardo Stacchiotti (Giotti Victoria) and Juan Sebastián Molano Benavides (UAE Team Emirates), wearing the Maglia Rossa e Gialla (red and yellow jersey) of General Classification leader.

STAGE RESULT

1 – Manuel Belletti (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec)) 234km in 6h16’16”, average speed 37.313kph

2 – Riccardo Stacchiotti (Giotti Victoria) s.t.

3 – Juan Sebastián Molano Benavides (UAE Team Emirates) s.t.

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION

1 – Manuel Belletti (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec)

2 – Riccardo Stacchiotti (Giotti Victoria) s.t.

3 – Juan Sebastián Molano Benavides (UAE Team Emirates) at 12″

JERSEYS

  • Maglia Rossa e Gialla (red and yellow), general classification leader, sponsored by the Sicilian Region – Manuel Belletti (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec)
  • Maglia Arancione (orange), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by NamedSport – Manuel Belletti (Androni Giocattoli – Sidermec)
  • Maglia Verde Pistacchio (pistacchio green), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Cantine Cellario – Isaac Canton Serrano (Kometa Cycling Team)
  • Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by the Ufficio Nazionale Israeliano del Turismo – citiesbreak.com – Juan Sebastián Molano Benavides (UAE Team Emirates)

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner and Maglia Rossa e Gialla, Manuel Belletti, said: “Yesterday I made a mistake and I paid for it, I’m sorry. Today all went well, a great team effort and a great victory. We are here with General Classification ambitions, we have more than one man who could do very well, we hope to do it tomorrow and to close even better on Sunday.