It’s a return of the Grand Tour A to Zs with Giro d’Italia 2022. We collect the good, the bad, the pinapple pizzas and the pain faces; stats, shout-outs and so much fun
It seems as if it was both just yesterday and an eternity since the 2022 Giro d’Italia kickstarted in Budapest with fans cheering Attila Valter‘s name, ending in Verona with fans chanting Vincenzo Nibali‘s name. No, Nibali did not magically win the Giro today, it was simply his last one.
Australia’s Jai Hindley of Bora-hansgrohe ripped the leader’s pink jersey from the shoulders of Richard Carapaz (Ineos) with a savage attack on the final mountain climb of this year’s Giro d’Italia. He heads into tomorrow’s time trial finale with a 1.25 advantage over the Ecuadorian. Barring disaster, he will be holding that magnificent Giro trophy aloft tomorrow evening.
Alessandro Covi won the stage for UAE Team Emirates, the Italian’s biggest win to date, but the headlines will be all Hindley’s.