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Australia's leading cycling team BikeExchange-Jayco are celebrating a stage win for their British leader Simon Yates at the Giro d'Italia.
Yates, one of the race favourites, won the 9.2km battle against the clock around the roads in the Hungarian capital Budapest on Saturday, his time of 11mins 50sec edging out race leader Mathieu van der Poel by just three seconds.
But van der Poel, the brilliant Dutch rider for Alpecin-Fenix, was able to hold on to his pink jersey as race leader following his win in the opening stage on his Giro debut.
Team Jumbo-Visma rider Tom Dumoulin came third, five seconds behind Yates.
Yates, who is being backed by his Australian-based team to add another Grand Tour success to his Vuelta a Espana triumph in 2018, is now just 11 seconds behind van der Poel in second place in the general classification standings.
"For sure, this is my best time trial victory," reckoned the 29-year-old after his explosive effort over the short course.
"I'm, of course, very happy - it's a little bit unexpected. I was never confident to win until Mathieu van der Poel (the last to go) crossed the line."
Yates' fifth Giro stage win is the ideal platform for him as the race goes into the third stage of its Hungarian Grande Partenza on Sunday, a 201-kilometre trek from Kaposvar to Balatonfured which looks tailor-made for the sprinters.
To that end, Caleb Ewan, who had suffered a nasty spill while going for victory in Friday's opening stage in Visegrad, was happy and relieved to be able to get back on his bike again, albeit with some skin abrasions and his leg bandaged.
"It's just skin. Luckily there's nothing broken, which is always the main scare," he told reporters after finishing one minute and six seconds down in 118th position.
"I feel alright, actually. You never really know firstly until you wake up in the morning and secondly when you get on the bike.
"Surprisingly I felt pretty good today."
Ewan reckoned he wanted a "hard hit-out" to test himself.
"Usually, I'm going quite slow in time trials, but today I felt I could push all the way, so I felt quite happy."
"Hopefully the crash doesn't affect me too much. Today I felt good, but tomorrow is the important one."
INEOS Grenadiers' Richie Porte, in his last Giro, was the quickest of the Australian contingent in the time trial, 22 seconds down on Yates as 16th fastest.
The Tasmanian veteran is also best-placed Aussie in the GC, in 13th, 33 seconds off the pace.
Lucas Hamilton was 25th on the stage, 2020 runner-up Jai Hindley 32nd, Michael Hepburn 34th and Callum Scotson 39th.