Hindley’s far away Giro d’Italia victory hits close to home for one Perth club

Overall winner Jai Hindley (AUS - Bora - Hansgrohe) after stage 21 of the 2022 Giro d'Italia
From training on the velodrome of the Midland Cycling Club to centre stage at one of the biggest cycling events in the world, Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe) takes out the 2022 Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

As Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe) was likely trying to sleep ahead of his final Giro d'Italia test on Sunday, half a world away a group of juniors from the Midland Cycle Club were competing for a trophy that was already emblazoned with his name.

There may well have been an extra buzz of excitement, and some pink tinged dreams as the field of young cyclists lined up south of Perth for the time trial, road race and criterium of the Peel Junior Tour, as one of their own was set to become only the second Australian Grand Tour winner in history. 

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Simone Giuliani
Australia Editor

Simone is a degree-qualified journalist that has accumulated decades of wide-ranging experience while working across a variety of leading media organisations. She joined Cyclingnews as a Production Editor at the start of the 2021 season and has now moved into the role of Australia Editor. Previously she worked as a freelance writer, Australian Editor at Ella CyclingTips and as a correspondent for Reuters and Bloomberg. Cycling was initially purely a leisure pursuit for Simone, who started out as a business journalist, but in 2015 her career focus also shifted to the sport.