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Giro d’Italia Stage 21: Milan Falters in Rome as Merlier Takes Finale

Tim Merlier of Soudal Fast Step prevailed in a chaotic ultimate dash in Rome to win the twenty first stage of the Giro d’Italia forward of favourite Jonathan Milan of Lidl-Trek. Tadej Pogačar of Group UAE Emirates cruised dwelling safely within the shadow of the Colosseum to take his first general Giro win.

Milan was the in a single day factors competitors chief and winner of three earlier phases, however a mechanical drawback inside the ultimate 10km left him by the facet of the street ready for a motorcycle change. Milan then needed to wend his approach via all of the staff automobiles earlier than he might rejoin the race, and it was exceptional that he was within the ultimate dash in any respect. However he didn’t have the legs to catch Merlier, who launched his dash on the left facet passing via a slight bend on cobblestones, a house away from dwelling for the Belgian, who flew off the entrance and made it only a bit too far for Milan to problem. Merlier finally ends up with three stage wins of his personal and third place within the factors comp.

Picture by LUCA BETTINI/AFP through Getty Photographs


  1. MERLIER Tim, Soudal Fast-Step, 2:51:50
  2. MILAN Jonathan, Lidl – Trek
  3. GROVES Kaden, Alpecin – Deceuninck
  4. GAVIRIA Fernando, Movistar Group
  5. VAN DIJKE Tim, Group Visma | Lease a Bike


  1. POGAČAR Tadej, UAE Group Emirates, 79:14:03
  2. MARTÍNEZ Daniel Felipe, BORA – hansgrohe, at 9:56
  3. THOMAS Geraint, INEOS Grenadiers, at 10:2444
  4. O’CONNOR Ben, Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale Group, at 12:07
  5. TIBERI Antonio, Bahrain – Victorious, at 12:49
  6. ARENSMAN Thymen, INEOS Grenadiers, at 14:31
  7. RUBIO Einer, Movistar Group, at 15:52
  8. HIRT Jan, Soudal Fast-Step, at 18:05
  9. BARDET Romain, Group dsm-firmenich PostNL, at 20:32
  10. STORER Michael, Tudor Professional Biking Group, at 21:11

Roma – Roma 125 km

Quick and candy and with one ultimate dash is how we are saying arrivederci to Italy for this 12 months.

Estimated end time: 18:30-18:55 CEST

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