Giro d'Italia rider of the day: Sobrero storms to breakthrough time trial win

VERONA ITALY MAY 29 Matteo Sobrero of Italy and Team BikeExchange Jayco sprints during the 105th Giro dItalia 2022 Stage 21 a 174km individual time trial stage from Verona to Verona ITT Giro WorldTour on May 29 2022 in Verona Italy Photo by Michael SteeleGetty Images
Italian Matteo Sobrero crushes the final time trial at the Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Michael Steele/Getty Images)

The Giro d’Italia as a whole ended up in the hands of Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe), but the honours on the final day went to Matteo Sobrero (BikeExchange-Jayco), whose stunning time trial victory makes him our Whoop Rider of the Day. 

The Italian champion absolutely blitzed the 17.4km course in Verona, to the extent that only two riders were able to finish within a minute of his time. On such a short time trial, such time gaps are staggering. 

Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.