Tadej Pogacar wins the Giro d’Italia, Tim Merlier wins the sprint in Rome

If he could eat that trophy, Tadej Pogacar he would do it right away.

The Slovenian from UAE Team Emirates dominated the Giro d’Italia in his first participation, wearing the pink jersey for twenty of the twenty-one scheduled stages, coming close to breaking the record of Eddy Merckx And Gianni Bugno.

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The talent of Komenda he honored that jersey until the end, making himself available to his teammate Sebastian Molano in the sprint of Rome won by Tim Merlier (Soudal-Quick Step), good at anticipating the cyclamen jersey Jonathan Milan (Lidl Trek).

Climate relaxed in the group in the first kilometers with Tadej Pogacar intent on celebrating his triumph in the squad with his teammates.

Upon entering the Rome circuit the race heated up with Martin Marcellusi (VF Group – Bardiani CSF – Faizanè), Ewan Costiou (Arkea-B&B Hotels), Mikkel Honoré (EF Education – EasyPost) e Alex Baudin (Decathlon AG2R La Difesa Team) who gained a maximum advantage of fifteen seconds over the group.

On the last lap the peloton returned pulled by the group of sprinters, however in the last eight kilometers the cyclamen jersey Jonathan Milan (Lidl-Trek) suffered a mechanical problem having to chase to close the hole.

A difficult feat to accomplish, but which the Friulian managed to achieve thanks to his teammates.

That wasn’t enough to beat Tim Merlier who appeared fresher at the finish line in Rome, overtaking Milan and Kaden Groves (Alpecin-Deceuninck).

In the general classification victory for Pogacar who preceded the Colombian by 9’56”. Daniel Martinez (Bora-Hansgrohe) and 10’24” for the English Geraint Thomas (Ineos-Grenadiers), while Antonio Tiberi (Bahrain-Victorius) was the best of the Italians with fifth place, 12’49” behind the winner and with the white jersey in the safe.

 
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