Giro d’Italia 2022 : Stage 7 – Bouwman takes a beautiful breakaway win

Team Jumbo-Visma put two men into the break of the day, and the disappointment of Mount Etna behind them, to play an absolute blinder on a breathless Stage 7 of the Giro. Koen Bouwman took his maiden Grand Tour victory and the King of the Mountains jersey, but he could not have done so without strong riding from his teammate Tom Dumoulin. Trek-Segafredo’s Mr Tenacity, Bauke Mollema pipped a feisty Davide Formolo (UAE Team Emirates) for second place on the day. Behind the breakaway, the GC leaders kept the action more-or-less together and Juan Pedro Lopez (Trek-Segafredo) gains another day in pink.
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Giro d’Italia 2022 : Stage 5 – Victoire for Demare as Lopez stays in pink.

Stage Five of the Giro saw the Groupama-FDJ team deliver Arnaud Demare perfectly to claim his first victory of the year – and the beautiful maglia ciclamino. The French speedster survived a climb which took hot favourites Mark Cavendish (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) and Lotto-Soudal’s Caleb Ewan out of contention with 100km to go. Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates and Israel Premier Tech’s Giacomo Nizzolo joined him to complete the podium. There was little change in the GC with Juan Pedro Lopez (Trek-Segafredo) retaining the pink jersey for another day. In other news from Messina, local hero Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Qaxaqstan) announced his retirement from the sport at the end of the 2022 season.
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Giro d’Italia 2022 : Stage 2 – Simon Yates shocks with a time trial victory, Van der Poel stays in pink

Colour me pink! Simon PHILIP Yates (BikeExchange-Jayco) only went and took a stormer of a time-trial victory on Stage Two of the Giro. The man from Bury flew along the flat and zoomed up the finishing climb with equal aplomb. A pink-clad Mathieu Van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) stomped on the pedals and used all his cyclocross skills to navigate the corners with supreme skill to take a close second. Fellow Dutchman, Tom Dumoulin, was quickest of an excellent Jumbo-Visma team to round out the podium.
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