Giro d’Italia: Van der Poel evaporates in the sprint against Girmay

The gestures say it all sometimes and for all, Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) did not speak to reporters at the finish line of the 10th stage of the Giro d’Italia, visually at least the Dutchman seemed to recognize that he had lost fairly and squarely. by Biniam Girmay (Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux) in the two-way sprint that judged the day.

Widely regarded as the favorite in the full finale with striking similarities to the Tirreno-Adriatico scene he won just a few miles away from Jesse in 2021, Van der Poel and Alpecin-Fenix ​​had lived up to their pre-stage expectations. a wild rhythm in the last short but intense ascent of Monsano.

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