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27 May 2018

Chris Froome wins the Giro d'Italia 2018!

The British rider Chris Froome (Team Sky) won the 101st Giro d’Italia, wearing the last Maglia Rosa of race General Classification leader and rising the Trofeo Senza Fine. Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) and Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team) finished second and third.

During today’s stage the commissaires panel, in accordance with the race directors, decided to neutralize the times after three laps had been completed. Time bonuses have been cancelled for Stage 21. Points were awarded as planned.

The Irish rider Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) won Stage 21, Roma-Roma of 115km. Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) and Jean-Pierre Drucker (BMC Racing Team) finished second and third.

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 – Chris Froome (Team Sky)
2 – Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) at 46″
3 – Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team) at 4’57”
4 – Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team) at 5’44”
5 – Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain-Merida) at 8’03”

All the rankings

JERSEYS

  • Maglia Rosa (pink), general classification leader, sponsored by Enel – Chris Froome (Team Sky)
  • Maglia Ciclamino (cyclamen), sprinter classification leader, sponsored by Segafredo – Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors)
  • Maglia Azzurra (blue), King of the Mountains classification leader, sponsored by Banca Mediolanum – Chris Froome (Team Sky)
  • Maglia Bianca (white), young rider general classification leader, sponsored by Eurospin – Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana Pro Team)

STAGE RESULT
1 – Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) – 115km in 2h50’49”, average speed 40.934km/h
2 – Elia Viviani (Quick-Step Floors) s.t.
3 – Jean-Pierre Drucker (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
4 – Baptiste Planckaert (Team Katusha Alpecin) s.t.
5 – Manuel Belletti (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec) s.t.

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the Giro winner Chris Froome said: “It’s great to soak up the atmosphere here in Rome. I was surely not disappointed by the crowd and the monuments. I need a bit of time to reflect but this race has been incredible. For any cyclist, it’s a dream to have all three Grand Tour leader’s jerseys. I’m still pinching myself. I can’t believe I’m here in the Maglia Rosa.”

The stage winner Sam Bennett said: “I don’t know how I managed to beat Elia Viviani. I suffered so much over the past few days in the mountains. But my team did a fantastic job to bring the last breakaway back today. It’s fantastic to have won three stages in the Giro but I’ll have to get up tomorrow and focus on further goals, possibly the Irish championship as I’d love to show the national colours on the world stage.”

 

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