The British rider will wear the leader's jersey during Saturday's stage 3.
The Italian holds off John Degenkolb and Mark Cavendish and will wear the leader's jersey Friday.
Mathieu van der Poel claims a hotly contested Superprestige win at Zonhoven, outdueling Wout Van Aert in the final meters of the race
Sanne Cant nabs her second Superprestige win (convincingly), claiming victory at Zonhoven
Peter Sagan sprints to a second world title out of a small group in Doha
20-year-old Amalie Dideriksen sprints past Kirsten Wild in a photo finish to take the rainbow jersey in the women's road race in Doha, Qatar
Italian Elisa Balsamo wins junior women's worlds in Doha, Qatar, sprinting home ahead of American Skylar Schneider.
Jakob Egholm finishes 7 seconds ahead of a large group of riders to claim the gold medal in Doha.
The 165.7km race ends in a massive sprint finish in Doha, Qatar.
The German cranks out an impressive time and finishes 45 seconds ahead of silver medalist Vasil Kiryienka.