Gerrans in the pink, for first stage

SMOOTHERED: Besides the maglia rosa, there are other benefits to winning a stage in the Giro.

MANSFIELD’S international cycylist, Simon Gerrans, put his injury woes behind him as he pulled on the leader’s maglia rosa on Saturday when his Orica GreenEDGE team won the first stage team time-trial at the Giro d’Italia.

The 34-year-old missed this season’s European classics after breaking his collarbone and arm in separate falls.

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