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On the cusp of history: the most important 5km of Jai Hindley’s career (so far)

On the cusp of history: the most important 5km of Jai Hindley’s career (so far)

Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe) on the attack on stage 20 of the 2022 Giro d’Italia. The Perth man is poised to become the first ever Australian…

Sunday, May 29

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Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe) on the attack on stage 20 of the 2022 Giro d’Italia. The Perth man is poised to become the first ever Australian winner of the Giro d’Italia.

The competition for the maglia rosa came down to the last 5 km of the last climb of the last road stage of the 2022 Giro d’Italia. For Jai Hindley, those kilometres were paved with rose gold.

No, it wasn’t a vintage stage, despite what the profile promised. But even as the certainty grew that the breakaway would win the day, the suspense was palpable as the world awaited GC fireworks.

While Alessandro Covi’s (UAE Team Emirates) stage-winning move happened more than 50 km from the finish, the battle between the inseparable trio of Richard Carapaz, Jai Hindley and Mikel Landa waited until the steepest slopes of the Passo Fedaia, in the shadow of the Marmolada. Round 1: tactical excellence

15 riders formed the day’s breakaway, including Bora-Hansgrohe ‘satellite rider’ Lennard Kämna. In a Giro jam-packed with opportunities for the breakaway, Lennard Kämna (Bora-Hansgohe) is the man who claimed the first of the race on stage 4 to Mount Etna . So it seems only fitting that the young German should find his way into the last.

It’s a little surprising that he was allowed, but a combination of time and the need to wait for dropped domestiques – including Ben Swift (Ineos Grenadiers), Wout Poels and Santiago Buitrago (Bahrain-Victorious) – meant that Kämna and another of Landa’s teammates Domen Novak (Bahrain-Victorious), who […]

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