There were no problems for Jai Hindley in the final Giro d'Italia time trial, finishing in the splendor of Verona's Roman Arena. The Australian matched Richard Carapaz to hold his lead of over one minute. Mikel Landa also kept his third podium place. Italian time trial champion, Matteo Sobrero beat Thymen Arensman and Mathieu van der Poel for the stage win.
On a day that might have been a game of chess from the GC men, turned out to be a stunning day in the mountains for Jai Hindley as he dealt a killed blow to Richard Carapaz. The stage win went to Alessandro Covi who attacked the break of the day and stayed clear to the finish on the Passo Fedaia.
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Five men were left to fight it out for the stage victory on the steep final climb to Santuario di Castelmonte. It was KOM Koen Bouwman who crossed the line first, but only after a bizarre sprint where some riders went the wrong way. There was a GC battle, but the top-3 stayed the same. Carapaz, Hindley and Landa.
As we enter the final three stages of the 2022 Giro d'Italia, Spencer Martin gives us his 'Takeaways' as the Italian Grand Tour winds-up with the final time trial in Verona. Who's hot for the last pink jersey and the endless trophy?
Could the break stay out of the grasp of the peloton all the way to Treviso? The answer was yes. At the finish-line it was Dries De Bondt who got the better of his break companions. Alberto Dainese won the bunch sprint 14 seconds later. Richard Carapaz held his overall lead going into the final tough stages.
Another exciting day in Italy. Santiago Buitrago took the honours at the front as Richard Carapaz, Jai Hindley and Mikel Landa solidified the Giro podium. Carapaz holds pink, but the race is still open.
Jan Hirt and Thymen Arensman were the last men standing from the break of the day. On the final climb, what was left of the escape blew apart leaving Hirt to drop Arensman before the summit and solo to the finish. Richard Carapaz held the overall lead, but there are some changes in the top ten.
Ed Hood looks back over the last six stunning days of the 2022 Giro d'Italia: Stage 10 through to stage 15, from Pescara in the South to Cogne in the Alps. With the mountains on the Giro horizon, the race is on...