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.
I’ve been trying to get this posted for days but everything keeps shifting. So I’m just going to post now … We have Wanty Corner, a lot about Mathieu van der Poel – both good (love his attackity racing!) and horrifying, we applaud Bahrain and Bora’s takin’ it to Ineos and much more. Go, quick, before everything changes again!