Dumoulin won the cutting in Jerusalem

Chris Froome doping case is ‘taking too long’ says Giro d’Italia race chief			
				 
   by Gavin Brown 
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Chris Froome doping case is ‘taking too long’ says Giro d’Italia race chief by Gavin Brown Published

Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) won the opening 9.7km time trial in the Giro d'Italia, edging out Rohan Dennis (BMC) by two seconds. The rider was then videoed limping heavily with large abrasions to his right leg.

However, Froome is fine after the crash and is expected to participate in Friday afternoon's time trial, a Team Sky representative confirmed to ESPN.

It was hardly an ideal start for Froome, who is facing a potential doping ban after a urine sample he provided at the Spanish Vuelta in September showed a concentration of the asthma drug salbutamol that was twice the permitted level.

The series of crashes came shortly before the Giro opened in Jerusalem, the first time a Grand Tour cycling race has ever been held outside Europe.

Unai Emery to leave PSG this summer
Al-Khelaifi congratulated the Spaniard for his achievements at PSG and wished him success in the future. In that time the 46-year-old collected a Ligue 1 title, a Coupe de France and a Coupe de la Ligue.

The second stage Saturday will see the riders start in the northern port city of Haifa and ride 167 kilometres south along the coast to the finish in Tel Aviv.

Losing to Dumoulin and Dennis on this course is no major embarrassment but the fact he is also behind Italy's Domenico Pozzovivo and Frenchman Thibaut Pinot, two challengers for victory in Rome in three weeks' time and neither known for their time-trialling, will smart.

Fabio Sabatini (Quick-Step Floors) had the honour of starting the race but it was his young teammate Remi Cavanga who set the quickest time early in the day with a time of 12.37.

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