Jay Hindley is the first Australian to win a Giro. The Australian got a big bonus for the last test in Verona and was never in danger again. Carapaz and Linda are allowed to take the final podium. The victory on the last day was impressive Mathieu Sobrero.
There was not much tension in the last trial in Verona. Carapaz needed a miracle to get the pink jersey back, but that never happened. Hindley at the time of the trial established himself on par with the Ecuadorean and thus crowns himself as a deserving winner of this Giro.
Hindley only dares to chant behind the line:
It was a long wait for the first time target. The road surface was still very wet at the time of the first departure, so most riders avoided the hazards. Magnus Cort Nielsen was one of the few who showed no fear and had a good time.
In the end, it was not enough for a stage victory, as it turned out when Matteo Sobrero started his mission. The Italian champion broke the time of Kurt Nielsen. 22 minutes and 24 seconds was the new time to win.
The Dutch bite their teeth
Van der Poel, who had expressed his ambitions for the trial this time in advance, did well, but in the end he came up short. Only Thymen Arensman got close to Sobrero, but he also bit his teeth.
Ranking men also couldn’t interfere in the victory stage battle. The last time trial eventually caused quite a few shifts in the top ten. Only Carthy was able to climb to one place at the expense of Lopez.
The stage remains the same. Landa and Carapaz have done everything they can, but in the end they have to admit their superiority to the victor Guy Hindley.
Matteo Sobrero: “I received a lot of advice and support from Ganna”
“It’s a great feeling to win here,” said award winner Matteo Sobrero today. “It still has to leak. We won with our team on the first day and now also on the last day, and they both tried time. The hard work is reflected in the winter now.”
“I actually drew a virtual finish line on the climbs. I knew I had to give it all up until then and not collapse on descent to the end. Filippo Gana is a close friend (and son-in-law, Ed.), he gave me a lot of advice and support.”
Carabaz also rode a decent time trial:
Arensman is 23 seconds short on the victory stage:
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