Hindley turns Giro d’Italia time trial from showdown to certain celebration

Sunday’s final stage of the 2022 Giro d’Italia, a time trial around Verona, looked set to be a battle for every second between Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) and Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe) after 20 stages of close, tense and controlled racing. But everything changed dramatically in the final 3.5km of stage 20 to the summit of the Marmolada, and now the 17.4km time trial is set to be a coronation for Hindley.

In 2020 the Australian lost the Giro d’Italia to Tao Geogheghan Hart in the Milan time trial, the Briton pulling back 39 seconds in 15.7km. This time Hindley will still have to race hard and race carefully, but he leads Carapaz by a significant 1:25.

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