Jai Hindley Wins the 2022 Giro d’Italia and Other Cool News from the World of Cycling

By Monica Buck

Another Monday is here, and so is our news from the world of cycling. So, what did you miss?

The Australian does it

Jai Hindley just became only the second-ever Australian to win a Grand Tour and the first-ever rider from Bora-Hansgrohe to win one. To add to the significance, the team has never even put a rider on the podium.

Hindley did not make any big mistakes throughout the three weeks, barely losing any time to his rivals – and then he attacked on the crucial stage 20. Leaving his rivals far behind, he went into the final time-trial stage with a comfortable lead of 1:25. He could relax and ride safely but still only lost seven seconds to Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers). His overall victory was never at risk on the final day.

“It’s a beautiful feeling, really,” Hindley explained after the stage. “There were a lot of emotions out there today. To take the win is really incredible.

“I was getting updates and I also felt pretty good on the bike, I didn’t really feel like I was fighting it. It felt pretty good. I was receiving the time checks and I knew it was a decent ride, so in the end, I really wanted to take the descent pretty cautiously, and then I just gave it everything to the line. It’s just an incredible feeling, honestly.”


Stage 21 results

1. Matteo Sobrero (Team BikeExchange-Jayco) – 22:24
2. Thymen Arensman (Team DSM) + 23 seconds
3. Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) + 40 seconds

Final general classification

1. Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe) – 86:31:14
2.Richard Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) + 1:18
3. Mikel Landa (Bahrain-Victorious) + 3:24
4. Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Qazaqstan Team) + 9:02
5. Pello Bilbao (Bahrain-Victorious) + 9:14
6. Jan Hirt (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux) + 9:28
7. Emanuel Buchmann (Bora-Hansgrohe) + 13:19
8. Domenico Pozzovivo (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux) + 17:29
9. Hugh Carthy (EF Education-EasyPost) + 17:54
10. Juan Pedro López (Trek-Segafredo) + 18:40

Final points classification

1. Arnaud Démare (Groupama-FDJ) – 254 pts
2. Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) – 136pts
3. Mark Cavendish (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) – 132pts
Final mountains classification

1. Koen Bouwman (Jumbo-Visma) – 294pts
2. Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) – 163pts
3. Alessandro Covi (UAE Team Emirates) – 102 pts

Final young rider classification

1. Juan Pedro López (Trek-Segafredo) – 86:49:54
2. Santiago Buitrago (Bahrain-Victorious) + 5:43
3. Pavel Sivakov (Ineos Grenadiers) + 23:03

Final team classification

1. Bahrain-Victorious – 259:48:12
2. Bora-Hansgrohe + 4:07
3. Ineos Grenadiers + 1:22:29


Well done, everyone

Thanks for the coverage, Matt!