The 25-year-old Englishman began the Giro as Thomas’ gregarious captain, but just after Thomas’ departure, he ran more and more every day with more self-confidence, becoming stage by stage the new leader of the team. Tao proves to be always on top of every climb, winning the two stages of Piancavallo and Sestriere. Today, after an exciting match with Jai Hindley in the ITT final in Milan, Tao won his first Giro d’Italia.
As in the Tour de France, the final victory of the Giro d’Italia was for a young cyclist a trend that will be marked in the next cycling competitions since the new generation of talents has been pedaling hard to shape the new era of world road cycling.
The powerful formation of Ineos Grenadiers after the abandonment of its leader of experience Gerain Thomas for back pains, designated all the development of its strategy to its young riders, first to Filippo Ganna who celebrated 4 victories of stages and to Theo Geoghegan who won 2 stages and stayed with the maglia rosa.
The remaining classifications were defined as follows: