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Live Reporting

By Peter Scrivener

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye from me

    And with Chris Froome not chatting to us lovely folk in the press, that's just about it for today.

    The stage report is taking shape here, and don't forget to check out what will happen on stage two in Simon Yates' prophetic stage-by-stage guide- he picked today's winner (although you may argue it wasn't too tough a call). Find out who he thinks will win the expected bunch sprint finish in Tel Aviv.

    Thanks for your company and beautiful injury images. Let's do it all again tomorrow.

    Stage two route profile
    Image caption: Saturday's second stage of the Giro d'Italia
  2. Stage one result

    1. Tom Dumoulin (Ned/Sunweb) 12mins 02secs

    2. Rohan Dennis (Bel/BMC Racing) +02secs

    3. Victor Campenaerts (Bel/Lotto-Soudal) Same time

    4. Jose Goncalves (Spa/Katusha) +12secs

    5. Alex Dowsett (GB/Katusha) +16secs

    6. MIguel Angel Lopez (Spa/Astana) +18secs

    7. Simon Yates (GB/Mitchelton-Scott) +20secs

    8. Max Schachmann (Ger/Quick-Step Floors) +21secs

    9. Tony Martin (Ger/Katusha) +27secs

    10. Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita/Bahrain-Merida) +29 secs


    21. Chris Froome (GB/Team Sky) +37secs

  3. Froome avoids press

    No immediate interviews from Chris Froome. He's apparently headed back to the hotel to, presumably metaphorically, lick his wounds.

  4. Froome hit the deck hard

    I've just seen video of Chris Froome's crash when he was on his recce prior to today's time trial.

    It happened on a sharp right-hander and he just seemed to misjudge the entry to the corner and slammed down hard on his right hip. Nasty.

  5. 'Perfect' Dumoulin achieves aim

    Here's some words from stage winner and Giro leader Tom Dumoulin: "I knew I felt good. It was perfect. This is all I wished for, the win and a lot of time on other GC riders, so it was perfect for me, perfect for the team.

    "It's nice to have the pink jersey today but it's a long race."

    Tom Dumoulin
  6. Brits go well in time trial

    For the other British riders in the race, the news is more encouraging.

    Alex Dowsett was the best placed of the four British riders in the race, finishing 16 seconds adrift of Tom Dumoulin.

    Mitchelton-Scott rider Simon Yates provided arguably the most surprising result, taking just four seconds longer than Dowsett.

  7. Froome 37 seconds adrift

    Chris Froome finishes in 21st place, giving away 37 seconds to Tom Dumoulin.

    That's a decent chunk of time to make up but then you could argue that Dumoulin's Team Sunweb squad is not as strong as Team Sky and he has put himself up there to be shot at.

    One thing is for certain, it has set us up for a terrific race.

    Chris Froome
    Image caption: You can see the remnants of his earlier crash on Froome's right knee
  8. Dumoulin lives up to billing

    Sensational from defending champion Tom Dumoulin, who crosses the finish line two seconds quicker than long-time leader Rohan Dennis.

    He was level at the intermediate check and maintained his form through the second half of the race.

    The world time trial champion gets a rueful smile from Dennis and a round of applause.

    He will be wearing the maglia rosa on stage two tomorrow. He can't take it all the way to Rome, can he?

  9. Dumoulin wins stage one

    Tom Dumoulin wins Giro d'Italia stage one.

  10. Froome too cautious?

    Did Chris Froome's accident play on his mind throughout that stage? I'm sure we'll find out when he fronts up to the media in a short while.

    Meanwhile, here comes Tony Martin. He is 25 seconds down on Rohan Dennis.

    Just Tom Dumoulin left out there...

  11. Froome finishes 35 seconds down

    Back on to Chris Froome. Number 181 on his back. He's in his familiar pose, crouching low over his crossbar as he comes into the finishing straight.

    He's not troubling Rohan Dennis.

    He gives away 35 seconds! Work to be done in the mountains.

  12. Dumoulin quickest over first half

    Tom Dumoulin has gone quickest at the halfway(ish) split. Only by a fraction of a second though. Rohan Dennis raises his eyebrows. You'd have to feel sorry for him, he's been sat in the winner's chair for hours.

  13. Froome takes tilt at history

    Tom Fordyce

    Chief sports writer in Jerusalem

    The heat and noise building on the streets of Jerusalem, the finishing straight - a long, steep ramp of around 150 metres - lined three deep with spectators, hammering the advertising hoardings, blowing whistles, waving flags.

  14. Yates beats team-mate Chaves

    Esteban Chaves is coming over the line. The Colombian is not beating his Mitchelton-Scott team-mate Simon Yates though. He is 44 seconds down on Rohan Dennis - that's 26 seconds slower than the Briton.

  15. Is Froome losing time?

    I'm trying to get an intermediate time check on Froome - I'm not sure if the caption I just saw that said he was 50+ seconds down at the 5.1km split was correct though - there have been timing issues all afternoon.

    I'd be surprised if he was that far down.

  16. Froome easing round corners

    Chris Froome is not taking the corners perhaps as smoothly as he would like. But so far so good, in that he's not come off again.

    Rohan Dennis is watching from the winner's chair. He has a big smile on his face.

    Tom Dumoulin is twitching on his bike, trying to get in the right position but given all the twists and turns it's hard to get into a rhythm on the time trial bars.

  17. Everyone out of the hutch

    The penultimate man Tony Martin is off and pedalling. The German will know how to gauge his effort, can he dislodge Rohan Dennis?

    Meanwhile, Fabio Aru crosses the line some 40+ seconds adrift. Big losses for the Italian at the moment.

    And here goes Tom Dumoulin.

  18. Dennis' time equalled

    Victor Campenaerts of Belgium and the Lotto Soudal team did catch his minute man and has been credited with the same time as Rohan Dennis - although the Australian still leads overall - that will be down to tenths of a second, or even hundredths.

  19. Froome's Giro under way

    He may well be bandaged up underneath his white and black skinsuit but Chris Froome will put all that to one side.

    He stomps on his pedals and establishes a rhythm of sorts as he weaves through the opening corners. I'm not sure where he came off earlier but rest assured he will be keen to get past that section of the course unscathed.

    Davide Formolo is Froome's minute-man - not that I expect him to catch the Italian.

  20. Hot in the city

    Tom Fordyce

    Chief sports writer in Jerusalem

    It's warm on the streets of Jerusalem today, and with this time-trial course rolling in places, full of tight turns and with a steep ramp in the last 150 metres, it's a proper test rather than an easy start for the GC contenders. After Froome's crash on his recon lap we will have to see how his body holds up; while the grazes on his right thigh and knee won't be a problem, it's the impact on his right hip that could prove much more problematic.