'Win as much as possible' – Pedersen keeps Giro d'Italia points jersey in his sights

Mads Pedersen beats Jonathan Milan to the line on stage 6 of the Giro d'Italia in Naples
Mads Pedersen beats Jonathan Milan to the line on stage 6 of the Giro d'Italia in Naples (Image credit: Stuart FranklinGetty Images)

Nine stages and four sprints down, the Giro d'Italia is almost at its halfway point, the points classification battle finely poised and three top contenders ready to battle all the way to Milan.

A look ahead to the next days of racing may have been overshadowed by the bombshell withdrawal of maglia rosa Remco Evenepoel following his positive COVID-19 test on Sunday night, but few in the peloton will be distracted on the rest day as they prepare for racing to get underway again.

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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