Lord of Rome, the ageless Cavendish. Giro d’Italia won by Slovene Roglič – Cycling

Slovenian cyclist Primož Roglič won the Giro d’Italia for the first time in his career. British Mark Cavendish (Astana Kazakhstan Team) won the final stage of the 106th edition with the goal in Rome on Sunday.

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Mark Cavendish came with an overview after the triumph in the final stage of the Giro.

Alex Kirsch (Trek-Segafredo) from Luxembourg finished second behind the 37-year-old Cavendish, and local Filippo Fiorelli (Green Project-Bardiani) was third. The British stage winner recorded his 54th Grand Tour victory and his 17th at the Giro.

Roglič decided on his triumph in Saturday’s time trial, the last stage in which the overall standings could still change. Although the Slovenian entered it with a loss of 29 seconds to his biggest rival in the fight for the pink jersey, Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers), he won the 18.6 km long stage from Tarvisio to Monte Lussari with a time of 44:23 min. The Brit finished second and lost up to 40 seconds.

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The Slovenian cyclist thus made up for his loss on La Planche des Belles Filles from the 2020 Tour de France. Roglič won with a lead of 14 seconds ahead of Thomas.

The Portuguese Joao Almeida (SAE Team Emirates) finished third with a deficit of 1:15 minutes. Fourth home Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) and fifth Frenchman Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) have already lost more than four minutes.

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In the final stage, 70 kilometers before the finish line, three competitors Cesare Benedetti (Bora-hansgrohe), Maxime Bouet (Akrea) and Toms Skujinš (Trek-Segafredo) tried to escape.

However, the peloton did not allow them to create an advantage of more than 45 seconds. The pack caught up with them after an hour and a half during the run to the last lap.

Four kilometers before the finish line, Derek Gee tried again, but he didn’t succeed either. He succeeded in the mass sprint after a dominant performance by Cavendish, who was helped in the end by Luis Leon Sanchez and Thomas.

Source: Pravda – Športweb – Futbal – Hokej by sportweb.pravda.sk.

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