Australian Jai Hindley (Bora Hansgrohe) sneaks into the party of big favorites and conquers the top of Blockhaus In a reduced sprint solving the controversial ninth stage, the first major mountain test of the Giro d’Italia 2022, where Juan Pedro López (Trek) managed to hold the pink jersey for just 12 seconds.

Hindley (Perth, 26), runner-up at the 2020 Giro, tiptoed into the sideburns battle for the stage and beat the six in a speed fight. The “Aussie” cyclist raised his arms at an average speed of 34.2 km/h, on the 191 km route between Isernia and Blockhaus, with a time of 5:34:44.

An exciting arrival candidates at work. defeated Hindley, Bardet, Richard Carapaz, Mikel Landa and Joao Almeida, all at the same time. Vincenzo Nibali was at the finish line for 34 seconds, Valverde 46, Pello Bilbao, 1.08 minutes affected by the first drop, and Juanpe López, 1.46. He suffered indescribable pain within minutes.

The Andalusian cyclist held the pink dream for several seconds, 12 against Almeida and 14 against Bardet. Carapaz in 15, Hindley in 20, Landa in seventh in 29 and Bilbao follow in the top 10 at 1.22 and Valverde at 1.23. Simon Yates, more than 11 minutes away, bids farewell to the Giro.