Simon Yates turns attention to Giro d'Italia after Tour of the Alps victory

RIVA DEL GARDA ITALY APRIL 23 Simon Yates of United Kingdom and Team BikeExchange Green Leader Jersey celebrates at final podium during the 44th Tour of the Alps 2021 Stage 5 a 1209km stage from Valle del Chiese Idroland to Riva del Garda Trophy Mask Covid Safety Measures TourofTheAlps TouroftheAlps on April 23 2021 in Riva del Garda Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange) celebrates his overall victory at the Tour of the Alps (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

As Simon Yates sealed overall victory at the Tour of the Alps on Friday, the BikeExchange leader said that his aim is now firmly on May's Giro d'Italia, where he'll bid for his second career Grand Tour victory.

Having finished safely in the peloton on the final stage to Riva del Garda, 40 seconds behind stage winner Felix Großschartner (Bora-Hansgrohe), the Briton looks to have hit top form ahead of his first major goal of the season, the Giro d'Italia, which starts in Turin on May 8.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, joining in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Before 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, Road World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Demi Vollering, and Remco Evenepoel. Their favourite races are the Giro d'Italia, Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix.

Season highlights from the 2024 season include reporting from Paris-Roubaix –  'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix – and the Tour de France – 'Disbelief', gratitude, and family – Mark Cavendish celebrates a record-breaking Tour de France sprint win.