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Giro 2024: Bahrain’s victor climbs to the podium with Caruso and Tiberi

Giro 2024: Bahrain’s victor climbs to the podium with Caruso and Tiberi

Monday, April 29, 2024 at 7:55 pm

Team Bahrain Victorious takes the final podium finish in the Giro d'Italia with Damiano Caruso and Antonio Tiberi. In the sprints, German speedster Phil Bauhaus is once again looked at. It was announced earlier today that Wout Poels will not participate in the Tour of Italy.

Poels will not appear at the start of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday. The experienced climber would have liked to ride the Tour of Italy himself. “But the team would prefer that I prepare for other important races later this year. Unfortunately, but that is also part of professional sports. By the way, I am still a reserve, so if something unexpected happens to the other riders, I am ready to step in,” he said. advertisement.

The team is counting on two Italians in the classification, the highly experienced Damiano Caruso (36) and the young Antonio Tiberi (22). Caruso has already finished second on his home tour in 2021 and finished fourth in the rankings last year. Tiberi is not yet at the start of the Giro, but he does not hide his ambitions. “I'm aiming to get into the top five,” he said in a chat with . Cycling.

“We dream of getting on the podium with Antonio or Damiano, but we will have to see how things go every day,” says sporting director Gorazd Stangelj. “Anything can happen and you have to be focused from the beginning. We can compete with this team.”

Bahrain Victorious hopes to be able to make a difference with Bauhaus in the flat speed stages. The speedy German has already enjoyed success on Italian soil this year, after winning a stage in Tirreno-Adriatico. Jascha Sutterlin and Andrea Pasqualone have to lead him in the best way possible. Edoardo Zampanini, Torsten Tran and “potential surprise” (Dixit Stangeli) Rainer Kiplinger round out the selection.

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