Primoz Roglic first Slovenian to win the Giro d’Italia; 33-year-old finishes 14 seconds forward of Geraint Thomas; Mark Cavendish, who will retire on the finish of the season, takes victory in ultimate stage as riders conclude three-week occasion in Rome’s cobbled streets
Final Up to date: 28/05/23 6:03pm
Primoz Roglic grew to become the primary Slovenian rider to win the Giro d’Italia after finishing victory over Britain’s Geraint Thomas on the day Mark Cavendish received the three-week race’s ultimate stage.
Roglic had all however claimed victory on Saturday after snatching the pink jersey from Thomas on the penultimate stage.
Sunday’s journey round Rome was largely processional – though the 33-year-old did must keep away from a late crash within the peloton.
Roglic, who provides the Giro d’Italia crown to his three Vuelta a Espana titles in 2019, 2020 and 2021, completed 14 seconds forward of Thomas and one minute and 15 seconds in entrance of Portugal’s Joao Almeida within the total standings.
That’s the smallest ending hole between the highest riders within the Giro since Eddy Merckx received by 12 seconds forward of Gianbattista Baronchelli in 1974.
Cavendish, who just lately introduced he’ll retire on the finish of the season, took the stage victory after a 135-kilometre leg by the cobblestoned streets of Rome.