THRILLING GIRO D’ITALIA GOES DOWN TO THE WIRE IN SPECTACULAR FINALE
After three weeks of racing over nearly 4,000km, the fight for the various classifications at the Giro d’Italia came down to the very final time trial stage around Milan where a fight for seconds would decide various classifications including the fight for pink.
The last kilometres of the race saw a dramatic change in race leadership with Dutchman Tom Dumoulin sealing his nation’s first Giro d’Italia victory, while the podium was rounded out by Nairo Quintana and Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling’s Vincenzo Nibali.
Further down the top ten, two riders from SCICON partnered teams were duelling it out for the white jersey of best young rider, with Bob Jungels, Quick-Step Floors, eventually besting Adam Yates, ORICA-SCOTT. This made it two classification jersey victories for Quick-Step Floors as quadruple stage winner Fernando Gaviria won the points classification after a dominant display throughout the race’s fast finishes.
In total it was a successful race for Scicon partnered teams, with a third place overall, and five riders in the top ten, two classification jerseys, and the Super Team classification winners – Quick-Step Floors. On top of these, and several other, accolades, riders took eight stage wins and spent seven days in the Maglia Rosa of race leader. A big thanks to the hard work and effort from all of the teams involved in making the race one of the most exciting and nail-biting Grand Tours of the past years. Now we start the countdown until the Tour de France…