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GIRO’24 Final Stage 21: Merlier the Sprint – Pogačar the Pink!

UAE Team Emirates' Slovenian champion has won the 2024 Giro d'Italia. The pink jersey even took part in the lead-out work in the final stage set in Rome, but it was Tim Merlier who won the last battle. The Belgian out-sprinted the points leader, Jonathan Milan, who had a big chase back to the peloton after a mechanical at 9 kilometres out. Pogačar crossed the line with his pink arms in the air.

GIRO’24 Stage 20: The Day and the Giro Belong to Tadej Pogačar!

Tadej Pogačar said after Friday's stage 19 that he wanted to win stage 20. If the Slovenian champion says he wants to win then he usually succeeds. With 36 kilometres to go, Pogačar rode away from his competitors to solo to victory in Bassano del grappa. Just over 2 minutes later, the group of 'favourites' crossed the finish line, beaten again.

GIRO’24 Stage 19: Victory for Solo Vendrame!

Stage 16 was made for a break to go all the way and the peloton was quite happy to let them. Andrea Vendrame rode away from the other escapees to give his Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale team another win. Pelayo Sánchez finished second at 54 seconds and Georg Steinhauser, was third at 1:07. The favourites finished together, although Geraint Thomas crashed with 6 kilometres to go, but the others waited.

GIRO’24 Stage 18: Merlier By Millimetres From Milan!

Stage 18 looked tailor-made for the points leader, Jonathan Milan (Lidl-Trek), but it was Tim Merlier (Soudal Quick-Step) who just got the better of the big Italian on the line. Kaden Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck) took third place in a chaotic sprint. Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) finished in the peloton to hold his overall lead with three days to go.

GIRO’24 Stage 16: Snow and Pogačar (Again) Take the Day!

On a shortened stage 16, Tadej Pogačar waited until the last kilometres before he started his climbing turbo, dropped what was left of the bunch and swept past the riders in front of him for his fifth Giro'24 stage win. The UAE Team Emirates rider also took more time on the other GC men. Daniel Felipe Martínez finished third on the stage and moved back into second overall above Geraint Thomas.

GIRO’24 Stage 15: Typical Tadej!

Today on stage 15 to Livigno, Tadej Pogačar gave a master class on how to win a mountainous Giro stage and a grand Tour. It looked like Nairo Quintana was on his way back to redemption, when the Slovenian decided he wanted more stage glory and more (a lot) of time on his adversaries. Pogačar swept past the Colombian on the last ramps of the final climb to claim another stage and 3 minutes on GC.

ED’s GIRO Roadside ‘PEZ Top 12’

When looking back at the 2015 Giro d'Italia it's hard to think of any negatives. The only 'what if' would be Landa being told to wait for Fabio Aru in a Froome/Wiggins sort of way. Ed and Martin were back home in Scotland and 'happy' to be at their day jobs, so we asked them for the 'Top 12' best things Giro.

GIRO’24 Stage 14: TT Stage for Ganna – More GC Time for Pogačar!

Filippo Ganna (INEOS Grenadiers) won the battle of the second Giro'24 time trial, but second placed Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) took more time over all his GC adversaries. The Slovenian champion now has a near 4 minute cushion. Geraint Thomas (INEOS Grenadiers) rode a solid test to jump over Daniel Felipe Martínez (BORA-hansgrohe), into second overall.