Gino Mader: Being in the clean with oneself

Gino Mäder (Bahrain Victorious)
Gino Mäder (Bahrain Victorious) (Image credit: Getty Images)

The last time I saw Gino Mäder was in Santiago de Compostela, where, after a long journey of becoming, he crossed the finish line of the final stage of the 2021 Vuelta a España in the white jersey and fifth on GC. The playfully dramatic bow he took on the podium in the shadow of the great cathedral marked a satisfying conclusion to the young Swiss’ 2021 season, his first with Bahrain Victorious and one which could be easily read as his coming of age. 

It began with that oft-discussed (to his chagrin) disappointment in Paris-Nice and found ascendency with stage wins in the Giro d’Italia and in the Tour de Suisse. But it is undoubtedly the Vuelta where Mäder, 24, truly came into his own. 

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