Finished Giro d’Italia crowning Jai Hindley first Australian to win the race. There was only one instance of Cadel Evans on the Tour and in 2011 as the winner of a grand tour among his country’s runners. His next destination is the Vuelta, and he has just turned 26, one of the few Anglo-Saxon cyclists who did not change his residence from Girona to Andorra during the competition.

He finished an emotionless Giro with too many stages he had. Bittersweet taste for Spanish cycling. No stage has been won between Giro, Tour and Vuelta since Ion Izagirre’s win at Formigal in the 2020 Spanish round, almost 100.

On the other hand, the podium was taken by Mikel Landa, who took third, fifth place after a very disappointing final attempt. Pello Bilbao and, above all, the tenth place, accompanied by the victory in the junior classification of Juanpe López after he became the leader of the race. Juanpe (24 years old) is the rising value of Spanish cycling among young riders.

However, classification needs to be considered. under 25 Awarded with the ‘white jersey’ Giro joao almeida If the Portuguese do not withdraw after testing positive for covid. Therefore, we must speak of a bitter taste that plays a very weak role for Movistar, always delivered into the arms and pedals of Alejandro Valverde, from which nothing can be demanded; 11th overall, in the year he retired.

land this was the Spanish architect of the Giro. But as always in his case, he lacked the key at the right moment to desire more than his 2015 third place. And if that didn’t win the Giro, it’s annoying to write this though. At 32 and against the clock, it’s unlikely in the future.

He finished a Giro played by one of the geniuses of contemporary cycling, Mathieu van der Poel, as the always expected artist on a theater stage, even if he wasn’t the leading actor. It was predicted that he could leave before the last mountain stretch, but he even endured until the end to fight for the ‘time trial’ victory that the Italians took this Sunday. matthew. And he’ll be on the Tour, along with the much-loved fellow Wout van Aert, who isn’t in the Giro and is likely to have his spotlight on Vuelta.

And he finished the Giro with the wrong design, no matter how many mountains were on his route. The second week was incredible. It cannot be qualified otherwise. In a decided Italian lap in the last three kilometers of the Marmolada, half of the stages ended in a breakup with no fights between the overall leaders, always at the wheel and with no attack. For cycling’s sake, let them fix it next year, whoever wins, even if they do. HindleyOf course, the 2022 Giro is the smartest in its class.