Tadej Pogacar completes emphatic debut victory at the Giro d’Italia

Tadej Pogacar completes emphatic debut victory at the Giro d’Italia

26-May-2024 18:45:23 | The Guardian

  • Dominant Pogacar wins by biggest margin since 1965
  • Tim Merlier outsprints Jonathan Milan to take final stage

Slovenia’s Tadej Pogacar emphatically won the Giro d’Italia on his debut when he retained his unassailable overall lead after the 21st and final stage in Rome on Sunday, winning by the biggest overall margin since 1965.

The 25-year-old UAE Team Emirates rider had been in the leader’s pink jersey since winning stage two, the first of his six stage successes, and finished the ceremonial 125km flat run on Sunday safely in the bunch as Tim Merlier won the stage.

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