Nothing like a bit of #PerthPride to start your week off, waking up to the news that our very own Jai Hindley just became the first Australian to win the Giro d’Italia, and the second to win one of cycling’s Grand Tours.
26-year-old Hindley finished second at the event in 2020, before going one better this year, beating event favourite Richard Carapaz (Ecuador) and claiming over all victory by one minute and 18 seconds.
“It’s a beautiful feeling,” Hindley said post-race, “There were a lot of emotions out there today.”
The Giro d’Italia AKA The Giro normally consists of 21 stages over a 23/24 day period including a couple of rest days, with stages mostly taking place around Italy along with a few other countries along the journey.
It’s the 105th Giro, and win puts him alongside Australian cycling royalty Cadel Evans, who won the 2011 Tour De France.
“I’m really proud to be Australian and happy to take this home,” he said.
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