Stage 2 | Arnhem to Nijmegen | Giro d'Italia 2016

May 07, 2016, 07:22 PM

Marcel Kittel proved that he is back to his best with a convincing win in Nijmegen at the end of stage two of the Giro d’Italia and The Telegraph Cycling Podcast was there to witness his victory and reflect on the German’s return to form.

Over a beer in a bustling square in central Nijmegen, with the Dutch city en fête for the visit of the Giro, Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe discuss the first road stage and also the implications for the overall classification of the time trial on day one.

We hear from Kittel’s teammate, Bob Jungels, and his Etixx-Quick-Step manager, Patrick Lefevere, who hints of retirement. Speaking of which, we also hear from Michael Rogers, the Australian who recently announced his retirement because of a long-standing heart condition. Rogers is at the Giro with his former team, Tinkoff, and spoke to us about his health, stopping racing and his plans for the future.

Fabian Cancellara, in his final season, is having a miserable time, having fallen ill on the eve of the Giro, and there is a question mark over whether he will even make it as far as Italy. We hear from director at Trek-Segafredo, Dirk Demol.

The Telegraph Cycling Podcast is supported by Science in Sport and Eurosport.