The main points thanks to which 101 edition of Giro dai??i??Italia will be remembered for a long time
Giro d’Italia ended a couple of months ago. Our emotions have already subsided, and we managed to analyze everything that happened on the roads of Israel and Italy for the last three weeks. The race turned out bright, exciting and unpredictable, so it was not so difficult to notice the main events of the race and draw certain conclusions.
Chris Frum: An Unprecedented Raid and a Unique Achievement
Chris Frum won his sixth grand tour. However, never before a victory on a super multiday race had been given so hard to him. Of course, to win the Tour in 2015 or 2017, was not easy too. Llast year he even lost the leader’s yellow jersey for a time, but never in the course of victorious races the Briton looked incidentally so badly.
Tom Dumoulin: Top Leader Officially
Captain of the Team Sunweb failed to defend the title of the winner of the “Giro”, but held the race at a very decent level. Before the race, many still questioned his status as an elite racer.
Young Miguel Angel Lopez from Astana climbed to the pedestal of the grand total of the grand tour for the first time in his career. Occupying the third place, the Colombian proved that his team can painlessly survive the transition of Fabio Aru to another team. The statistics of the Colombian racers has been amazing recently. Over the past five grand-tours four different riders from this country climbed on the pedestal.
Amazing Failures and Crisis of a Whole Group of Leaders: The Greatest Gaps in the Overall Standings in the 21st Century
The things that we have seen extremely rare in recent years happened at giro italia – massive crises of applicants for general ranking, who lost all their chances for a successful performance overnight. First, the crisis crept up to Esteban Chavez, then to Fabio Aru, and in the last stages – Simon Yates and Thibaut Pinault repeated their sad fate.
Simon Yates. What was it?
Co-captain of Mitchelton-Scott began the Giro as one of the shadow favorites. In quotations of bookmakers he had 6-8 position. No one expected Yeats to dominate in the mountains, but many assumed that he would cling to the favorites in the high-altitude stages and fight for victory and the bonus seconds at the stages a little easier. Simon started the race well, drove a fine cut, perfectly passed the first series of mountain stages, and by the end of the second week looked like an absolute dominator. At the beginning of the third week, he had a long “cutting” well and what happened to him later was completely unexpected.