Hindley: Sunweb didn't put a foot wrong at the Giro d'Italia

MILANO ITALY OCTOBER 25 Podium Jai Hindley of Australia and Team Sunweb Tao Geoghegan Hart of The United Kingdom and Team INEOS Grenadiers Pink Leader Jersey Celebration Social distancing during the 103rd Giro dItalia 2020 Stage 21 a 157km Individual time trial from Cernusco sul Naviglio to Milano ITT girodiitalia Giro on October 25 2020 in Milano Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Jai Hindley would save a podium spot after his time trial on Sunday and finish second overall at 2020 Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

In the final reckoning, the difference was around 500 metres. Jai Hindley (Team Sunweb) had just swung onto Via San Paolo when the countdown clock hit zero and Tao Geoghegan Hart (Ineos Grenadiers) was confirmed as the winner of the Giro d’Italia.

A race of unprecedentedly tight margins eventually ended with some daylight between the top two riders in the concluding time trial. Just 36 seconds was the final margin, and as gloom turned to darkness over Milan at the end of this novel, Autumn Giro, Hindley took his place on the second step of the podium while Geoghegan Hart was feted in the maglia rosa.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.