A vision of pride and a result of hard work and dedication from the team on and off the bike, Team Sunweb wrote in their history books today as Jai Hindley and Wilco Kelderman stood together proudly on the podium at the Giro d’Italia in Milano, having taken second and third in the GC for the team.
The penultimate stage of the Giro saw the peloton make a trip into the mountains for one last time, and a triple ascent of Sestriere. The GC battle was delicately balanced as the riders set off along the route
Today’s stage saw the riders faced with a wet and damp 124 kilometres from Abbiategrasso to Asti. As soon as the riders left the neutralised zone, the pace was on, as a group of three riders were followed by a counter attacking group of 11.
After a phenomenal team ride throughout the stage, Team Sunweb continued their successful year as Jai Hindley sprinted to a Giro d’Italia stage win at Laghi di Cancano and Wilco Kelderman moved into the race lead.
Stage 15 at the 2020 Giro d’Italia is a day that Team Sunweb will look back on and can be proud of. Billed as a general classification showdown on the slopes of Piancavallo in Italy’s Dolomites region, the entirety of Team Sunweb took on the challenge and by the end of the day had impressively managed to improve both top ten general classification positions.
Stage 14 at the Giro d’Italia saw the peloton take on a testing 34 kilometre long time trial. Rolling down the start ramp in Conegliano the opening kilometres of the route were almost pan-flat, albeit on a slight drag.
he final day of racing before the first rest day at the Giro d’Italia saw the riders faced with a tough day out in the saddle that featured well over 4000 metres of climbing throughout the stage…
Team Sunweb’s Giro d’Italia general classification hopes are on track after stage five, with Wilco finishing fourth on the stage and moving up in to third place overall.
After yesterday’s hill-top finish the ante was increased for today’s stage and a summit finish atop Mount Etna, with the peloton taking on the ascent from its most difficult side.
Following seven days of racing between Italy’s two seas, the riders set off one by one to tackle a relatively technical ten kilometre individual time trial in San Benedetto del Tronto to culminate a slightly longer than usual rendition of the Tirreno Adriatico.
With yesterday’s day for the sprinters, today the peloton were faced with a much more rolling parcours that featured several short and sharp climbs on the finishing circuit.
Tirreno Adriatico headed to the mountains once again today, although this time it was to the only mountain-top finish of the race – the 12 kilometre climb to Sassotetto.