Matteo Jorgenson blog: Second week a wild ride at the Giro d'Italia

Matteo Jorgenson (Movistar) is a new blogger for Cyclingnews and is providing insights about riding his first Grand Tour, the Giro d’Italia, now in its third and final week. 

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The tall (190cm) 21-year-old from Boise, Idaho is riding his second year at the WorldTour level in 2021 for Movistar. The abbreviated 2020 season was his first year with the Spanish WorldTour team, having introduced himself to the top-tier of pro cycling the year before as a stagiaire with AG2R La Mondiale and appearances with its Chambéry CF development squad. Movistar has given him a new focus on stage racing and real-time development, and has extended his through 2024. At Tour de la Provence in February of 2021, he rode to 12th on the climb to Chalet Reynard on Mont Ventoux and finished 14th on GC, then in his first Paris-Nice he rode finished an impressive eighth overall. In both those stage races he was the highest-placed rider for Movistar. His first Grand Tour will be the 2021 Giro d'Italia.