Groenewegen: I'll be under a magnifying glass at the Giro d'Italia

Dutch Dylan Groenewegen of Team JumboVisma pictured at stage 1 of the UAE Tour 2020 cycling race 148km from Dubai The Pointe to Dubai Silicon Oasis in Dubai United Arab Emirates Sunday 23 February 2020 This years edition is taking place from 23 February to 29 February BELGA PHOTO YUZURU SUNADA FRANCE OUT Photo by YUZURU SUNADABELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images
Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Jumbo-Visma sprinter Dylan Groenewegen has admitted that he will be "under a magnifying glass" upon his return to racing at the upcoming Giro d'Italia, adding that choosing the race for his comeback was "a difficult choice" but the right one.

The Dutchman has been suspended since last year's Tour de Pologne after causing the crash which put Fabio Jakobsen in hospital with severe facial injuries during the sprint finish in Katowice. After initially planning a return for the Tour of Hungary, Groenewegen will instead line up in Turin on Saturday for his first race in 276 days.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix