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Press Releases | 29.05.2022

Giro dream comes true: Jai Hindley wins first Grand Tour for BORA-hansgrohe 

The Giro concluded with a 17.4 km individual time trial in Verona, starting initially on flat terrain, then continuing over a 4.5 km long and 5 per cent steep climb before the riders then tackled the fast and technically demanding descent to the finish right in front of the old amphitheatre in Verona. Jai Hindley, who claimed the pink jersey in spectacular fashion on yesterday's stage, took to the course today with a 1:25 minute cushion and crossed the finish line in a time of 23:55 minutes, with the day's win going to M. Sobrero. With this performance, Jai became the first Australian to win the Giro. This is his greatest win so far in his career and at the same time the first Grand Tour victory for BORA - hansgrohe. The team from Raubling concluded the Giro very successfully with Emanuel Buchmann's 7th place in GC, Lennard Kämna's victory atop Mount Etna on stage 4 and Jai Hindley's win on the Blockhaus stage as well as his overall victory. Thanks to the strong performance and close cooperation of the whole team, BORA - hansgrohe was able to realise the long-awaited goal of a Grand Tour victory today. 

Result: Stage
01 M. Sobrero                           22:24
02 T. Arensman                         +0:23
03 M. van der Poel                    +0:40
13 L. Kämna                              +1:31
15 J. Hindley                            +1:31 

Result: General Classification
01 J. Hindley                      86:07:19
02 R. Carapaz                          +1:18
03 M. Landa                            +3:24
07 E. Buchmann                      +13:19
 
From the Finish Line
"To have won the Giro, that's really incredible. I felt pretty good on the time trial bike today. When I heard the interval times, I knew I was doing well. I was pretty cautious going downhill, but then I gave it my all until the end. Winning here is a wonderful feeling and I have so many emotions. In the back of my mind, of course, I was still thinking about what happened in 2020 at the Giro and to be honest, I didn't want that to happen again. Last year was very difficult and I fought really hard to be here again. But I didn't know I would be fighting for the win here. Two days ago I heard that my parents were coming here, and I haven't seen them since early 2020, so today was very special. I'm proud to be Australian and I'm happy to take home this trophy." - Jai Hindley 

"Jai's win is a great success and we are all very happy. He has shown himself to be very strong during the three weeks and fulfilled all our hopes. It is our first overall victory in a Grand Tour and we are proud to have achieved this. The whole team worked well together and everyone gave their best every day to make this success possible. Our team finishes the Giro with the overall victory and two stage wins and we can be very, very happy with this." - Enrico Gasparotto, Sports Director 

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