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Press Releases | 21.05.2022

Phenomenal BORA - hansgrohe performance helps bring Jai Hindley to second on Stage 14 and in GC

At 147 km, today’s stage was short, yet the riders would have little time to catch their breath, with five categorised climbs from Santena to Turin. The first breakaway attempts, in which Lennard Kämna was also involved, were initially unsuccessful, but a few kilometres later a leading group of twelve with Ben Zwiehoff managed to go clear. Under the high tempo set by BORA - hansgrohe in the reduced peloton, many riders fell back and with 70 km remaining, the escapees were reeled back. On the two final laps, Ben Zwiehoff took over from teammate Giovanni Aleotti, who had been setting the pace until then, at the front of the reduced field. On the following climbs, several attacks ensued from the group, yet Wilco Kelderman, Emanuel Buchmann and Jai Hindley were able to cover the moves, before Wilco completely split the group of favorites. With 6 km to go, only the Australian was left out front with Carapaz, Nibali and Yates. In the last short climb, Yates was able to break away and go on to take the win. The group of three including Jai reached the finish line together and the BORA-hansgrohe rider was able to sprint to second place on the stage. After an incredible ride from him and his teammates, Jai also moved up to second place in the GC and is now only seven seconds in arrears of the new GC leader R. Carapaz. Emanuel, who finished ninth on the stage, is now in seventh place overall.

 

Result

01. S Yates                   3:43:44

02 J. Hindley                  +0:15

03 R. Carapaz                 +0:15

09 E. Buchmann             +1:10

 

From the Finish Line

"It was a pretty crazy day. We had a bold plan, and tried to isolate the other GC riders early. The team was just phenomenal today. I'm admittedly a little disappointed that I couldn't get the win in the end, but I have to say a huge thanks to the whole team for their amazing support. Carapaz didn't look overly strong at the beginning, so I was surprised when he launched his attack. I thought he went a bit too early, so I waited patiently and then I was able to catch up, along with the group. We worked well together and saved a lot of energy as a result. When we reached the first climb, I knew we were all going to go full throttle, and Nibali looked strong so I thought he might try something there. But I waited for the right moment and when he took off I was able to follow him. It was a crazy descent down to the finish and after that, I ended up taking second on the day and now in GC. I'm proud to be part of this team and thanks again to the guys for the excellent support." - Jai Hindley

"Today was a pretty tough stage but we had a clear goal. Our plan was to ride aggressively and try to isolate some of the GC riders and take some time from them. All the guys, but especially Wilco, achieved something incredible today and everyone contributed to the success. Wilco set the pace for 40km and on a day like today that was no easy task. Jai was confident throughout the day and that had a calming effect on his teammates. His teammates were convinced that we could achieve something here, and that’s what they ended up doing. Now Jai is second overall, 7 seconds behind the new GC leader, and some of the GC favourites are already out of the running. So I think overall the day was almost perfect." - Enrico Gasparotto, Sports Director

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