2024 Giro d’Italia – Tadej Pogačar Vince in Italia

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Tadej Pogačar takes the 107th Giro d’Italia ahead of Dani Martinez and Geraint Thomas.

ROMA, Italia (26 May 2024) —Another masterpiece by Tadej Pogačar! The Slovenian won 6 stages, and never relinquished the maglia rosa after moving into the general classification lead after stage 2 of the 107th edition of the Giro d’Italia.

Dani Martinez and Geraint Thomas rounded out the final podium. Johnny Milan won the points classification for the second year running. Pogačar was also crowned King of the Mountains and Antonio Tiberi the best young rider while Julian Alaphilippe was declared the most combative rider and Decathlon-AG2R La Mondiale took the teams classification.

2024 Giro d’Italia Final Podium: Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates), Daniel Felipe Martinez (Bora – Hansgrohe) at 9’56”, and Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) at 10’24”. Photo courtesy RCS Sport

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION

    1. Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates)
    2. Daniel Felipe Martinez (Bora – Hansgrohe) at 9’56”
    3. Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) at 10’24”
    4. Ben O’Connor (Decathlon AG2R La Mondiale Team) at 12’07”
    5. Antonio Tiberi (Bahrain Victorious) at 12’49”
2024 Giro d’Italia Overall Winner Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates). Photo courtesy RCS Sport

Tadej Pogačar, winner of the Giro d’Italia 107, said:

“Over three weeks, we’ve experienced very nice moments, especially with the kids. I always love to share some moments with them. I’ve been happy to see people on the road sides with the jerseys of Pogi team, the children who came and support us. It’s been crazy with all the fans. It’ll take a week to sink in but I’ve felt great emotions, it’s been a fantastic experience. The parcours was super nice and the organisation pretty good. Maybe during this Giro I’ve made a step up as a man too. As a rider, I felt super strong and more comfortable on the bike since a long time. I can improve this feeling. I’m on a good path for the rest of the season. I don’t know when but I’ll come to the Giro again in the future”.

“I’m speechless about this moment in Rome. It’s crazy. We wanted to be in front in the finale of today’s stage. It was quite technical and bumpy. We did super well with the boys. It’s unlucky Molano didn’t have very good legs but we did the rest of the job so well. So we’re happy. I have a lot of fond memories of this Giro. In a while I’ll realise which one was the best moment. In general it was a beautiful Giro. The Maglia Rosa is really special. It’s been a crazy experience to have it for twenty days. All the fans have been incredibly good”.

THE OFFICIAL JERSEYS

The leader jerseys of the Giro d’Italia are produced and designed by CASTELLI.

    • Maglia Rosa, leader of the General Classification, sponsored by Enel – Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates)
    • Maglia Ciclamino, leader of the Points Classification, in collaboration with Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale and ITA Italian Trade Agency – Jonathan Milan (Lidl-Trek)
    • Maglia Azzurra, leader of the Gran Premio della Montagna (KOM/GPM), sponsored by Banca Mediolanum – Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates)
    • Maglia Bianca, Best Young Rider, born after 01/01/1999, sponsored by Eataly – Antonio Tiberi (Bahrain Victorious)
Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) bows after winning his 6th stage at the 2024 Giro d’Italia. Photo courtesy RCS Sport

STATISTICS

    • Tadej Pogačar is the first rider to win 6 stages and the overall classification of the Giro d’Italia since Eddy Merckx in 1973.
    • In the Maglia Rosa from stage 2 till the end: it didn’t happen since 1995 with Tony Rominger winning a 22-stages long Giro. On the other hand, the last two winners of the Giro, Jai Hindley and Primoz Roglic took the lead on the penultimate stage.
    • 20 Maglia Rosa in a single edition of the Giro, it’s one down on the record held by Eddy Merckx (1973), Gianni Bugno (1990) and Tony Rominger (21). Merckx and Bugno led from stage 1 till the end. Franco Chioccioli (1991) and Miguel Indurain (1992) also got 20 Maglia Rosa.
    • Pogačar succeeds to his compatriot Primoz Roglic. Except for Italy, the last time two different riders from the same nation consecutively won the Giro was Michel Pollentier and Johan De Muynck for Belgium in 1977 and 1978.
    • Tim Merlier is the first Belgian to win three sprints in a single Giro since Rik Van Linden in 1978. It’s the 170th Belgian stage victory.
Scenes from the 2024 Giro d’Italia. (Photo by Fabio Ferrari/LaPresse)
Scenes from the 2024 Giro d’Italia. (Photo by Fabio Ferrari/LaPresse)
Scenes from the 2024 Giro d’Italia. (Photo by Fabio Ferrari/LaPresse)
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