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Damiano Caruso wins Il Giro di Sicilia and the last stage

15/04/2022

Damiano Caruso (Nazionale Italiana) has won the 2022 edition of Il Giro di Sicilia Eolo ahead of Jefferson Cepeda (Drone Hopper – Androni Giocattoli) and Louis Meintjes (Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux), respectively second and third in the General Classification.

Damiano Caruso (Nazionale Italiana) also won Stage 4, the 140km route from Regalna to Etna (Piano Provenzana). Louis Meintjes (Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux) and Jefferson Cepeda (Drone Hopper – Androni Giocattoli) finished second and third respectively.

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION

1 – Damiano Caruso (Nazionale Italiana)

2 – Jefferson Cepeda (Drone Hopper – Androni Giocattoli) at 29″

3 – Louis Meintjes (Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux) at 29″

STAGE RESULTS

1 – Damiano Caruso (Nazionale Italiana) – 140 km in 4h01’47”, average speed 34.742 km/h

2 – Louis Meintjes (Intermarché – Wanty – Gobert Matériaux) at 5″

3 – Jefferson Cepeda (Drone Hopper – Androni Giocattoli) at 10″

THE LEADERS’ JERSEYS

The leader jerseys of the Il Giro di Sicilia EOLO are produced with SITIP garments and designed by GOBIK.

  • Maglia Giallo Rossa (Yellow/Red), leader of the General Classification, sponsored by Regione Siciliana – Damiano Caruso (Nazionale Italiana)
  • Maglia Ciclamino (Cyclamen), leader of the Points Classification, sponsor dedicated to Made in Italy – Damiano Caruso (Nazionale Italiana)
  • Maglia Verde Pistacchio (Green), leader of the Gran Premio della Montagna (KOM), sponsored by Enel Green Power – Stefano Gandin (Team Corratec)
  • Maglia Bianca (White), leader of the Young Riders Classification, born after 01/01/1997, sponsored by ENIT – Agenzia Nazionale del Turismo – Jefferson Cepeda (Drone Hopper – Androni Giocattoli)

QUOTES

The winner of the final stage, and of the Maglia Giallo Rossa, Damiano Caruso said: “It’s amazing to be the winner of this beautiful race, in my region and with the jersey of the National Team. I want to thank my team that gave me the permission to be here and the Italian Federation for the support. I prepared this race with the maximum commitment and I took the result that I was aiming for.”

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