Giro d'Italia: It was my destiny to win in Jesolo, says Modolo

Sacha Modolo (Lampre-Merida) could hardly have planned it better himself. After four years of trying, Modolo secured his first Grand Tour stage win at the Giro d’Italia in his home region of Veneto. Modolo is from an hour up the road in Conegliano and he believes that his victory in Jesolo was meant to be.

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Born in Ireland to a cycling family and later moved to the Isle of Man, so there was no surprise when I got into the sport. Studied sports journalism at university before going on to do a Masters in sports broadcast. After university I spent three months interning at Eurosport, where I covered the Tour de France. In 2012 I started at Procycling Magazine, before becoming the deputy editor of Procycling Week. I then joined Cyclingnews, in December 2013.