"In the final, I decided to get up to save as much energy as possible in the upcoming days toughest”.
"After these first three Dutch stages - commented sport director Alexandr Shefer - we are satisfied. The time trial went as expected, and in these two stages was important to get to the finish without any major risks. We did it."
"The next three days should be quite easy, but in Italy there are no easy stages, we will have to be careful."
The second stage, running in front of large audience, has seen another Marcel Kittel’s victory. The German rider also took the pink jersey of the GC leader.
Tomorrow first rest day and transfer from the Netherlands to Italy. It will resume on Tuesday with the Catanzaro-Praia a Mare of 200 km.