Mads Pedersen writes name in history with Grand Tour stage win triple at Giro d'Italia

Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) celebrates his stage 6 Giro d'Italia victory, completing his Grand Tour set
Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) celebrates his stage 6 Giro d'Italia victory, completing his Grand Tour set (Image credit: Stuart FranklinGetty Images)

Six riders started this year's Giro d'Italia with dreams of adding their name to the illustrious list of those who have won stages at all three Grand Tours. On stage 6 it was Mads Pedersen who achieved the feat, sprinting to the win in Naples to add a Giro stage to his win at last year's Tour de France and Vuelta a España.

The former world champion was the quickest finisher from the peloton which caught and passed fellow Tour and Vuelta stage winner Simon Clarke – along with fellow breakaway survivor Alessandro De Marchi – just 250 metres from the line.

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Dani Ostanek
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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