Giro d'Italia stage 21 final GC standings: Primoz Roglic wins the overall title

Primoz Roglic wins the overall title at the 2023 Giro d'Italia
Primoz Roglic wins the overall title at the 2023 Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Getty Images)

Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) officially won the 2023 Giro d'Italia, celebrating the overall victory with his team on the streets of Rome during the final day of racing on Sunday.

In what was a thrilling finale for the sprinters, Mark Cavendish (Astana Qazaqstan) triumphed with the stage 21 victory in his final year of racing.

It was Roglič's winning performance during the previous day's mountain time trial that saw him move into the overall race lead, taking the maglia rosa from Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) with a stunning effort to win the 18.6km race at Monte Lussari.

Celebrating his overall victory during what was largely a ceremonial stage 21 in Rome, Roglič enjoyed his victory with his Jumbo-Visma teammates as the peloton raced around a city circuit, passing close to the Colosseum, and finishing in front of massive crowds.

The overall standings remained the same as the previous day, with Roglič officially securing the victory by 14 seconds ahead of Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers).

João Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) finished in third place after his excellent performance on Monte Lussari, too, coming third on the penultimate stage and completing the podium in the general classification - he ended the Grand Tour 1:15 off Roglič's overall winning time.

Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) made a passionate defence of his general classification position during the time trial and sealed a fourth place at 4:40 back in the overall standings.

Thibaut Pinot showed some of his best climbing form to finish the time trial in fifth position, climbing from sixth to fifth position in the overall standings at 5:43 back.

Thymen Arensman (Ineos Grenadiers) also moved up after a strong time trial performance and secured sixth overall at 6:05. Eddie Dunbar (Jayco-ALULa) slipped down to seventh position after a tough day against the clock, finishing 7:30 behind Roglič in the overall classification. 

Andreas Leknessund (DSM) finished in eighth place in the time trial, which was enough to see him move into eighth place overall, and a solitary second off Dunbar at a gap of 7:31.

Leknessund's efforts bumped Lennard Kämna (Bora-Hansgrohe) down to ninth overall at 7:46 off the top spot.

Rounding out the top 10, Laurens de Plus (Ineos Grenadiers) sealed in tenth at 9:08.

In the special classifications, João Almeida (UAE Team Emirates) won the white best young rider jersey, Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) won the blue mountains jersey, Jonathan Milan (Bahrain-Victorious) won the magenta points jersey, and Bahrain-Victorious won the best overall team classification.


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Giro d'Italia 2023 classifications

Here's a summary of all the ongoing competitions at the Giro d'Italia. Click here for a more comprehensive rundown, including minor competitions such as the intermediate sprints prize and the fighting spirit prize.

Maglia rosa – The pink jersey is worn by the overall race leader on the general classification who has completed the stages so far in the lowest accumulated time.

Maglia ciclamino – The cyclamen jersey is the points classification. Riders accrue points at one of the two intermediate sprints during stages and also at stage finishes, and the man with the most points leads the ranking.

Maglia azzurra – The blue jersey is the mountain classification. Points are handed out to the first riders over certain hills and climbs during the Giro, with the hardest mountains giving the most points. Once again, the man with the most points leads the ranking.

Maglia bianca – The white jersey is the best young rider classification. It works the same way as the maglia rosa, but only riders aged 25 or under are eligible to win.

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Kirsten Frattini
Women's Editor

Kirsten Frattini is an honours graduate of Kinesiology and Health Science from York University in Toronto, Canada. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's WorldTour. She has worked in both print and digital publishing, and started with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. Moving into a Production Editor's role in 2014, she produces and publishes international race coverage for all men's and women's races including Spring Classics, Grand Tours, World Championships and Olympic Games, and writes and edits news and features. As the Women's Editor at Cyclingnews, Kirsten also coordinates and oversees the global coverage of races, news, features and podcasts about women's professional cycling.