Joe Dombrowski's Giro diary – Staying calm in a hectic Grand Tour bubble

Dombrowski Giro 2022 blog part 1
Joe Dombrowski opens his Cyclingnews diary for the 2022 Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Getty Images/Composite)

Joe Dombrowski is one of just three American riders at this year's Giro d'Italia, and in an exclusive diary for Cyclingnews, he will share his thoughts on the racing, reveal what goes on inside the peloton, and share his own emotions of riding the Corsa Rosa.

He won a tough stage to Sestola in the 2021 Corsa Rosa and returns to the Italian Grand Tour as part of the Astana Qazaqstan led by Miguel Angel López and Vincenzo Nibali. However, Dombrowski hopes to also have a chance for another stage victory during the next three weeks of intense racing.

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Joe Dombrowski
Astana Qazaqstan pro rider

Joe Dombrowski rode for 12 years in the pro peloton and retired in January 2024, last riding for Astana Qazaqstan. Across his career, Dombrowski raced for Trek-Livestrong, Team Sky, Cannondale and UAE Team Emirates before two full seasons with Astana. Major results on his palmarès include overall titles at the 2012 U23 Giro and 2015 Tour of Utah, as well as a stage 4 victory at the 2021 Giro d'Italia.