The last stage of the Giro d’Italia U23, featured a predominantly flat parcour with a climbing section in the middle. Our talents have been showing his competitive mindset all race long and today was not going to any different. The stage was off to a fast start and Daan Hoole represented our colors in an early move together with nine more riders but the peloton quickly picked up the pace and brought them back with more than 80 km to go.
However, Hoole was not done with it just yet, and shortly after he moved up the road with two other riders. The leading trio got a solid gap to the bunch and not that long after a group of 4 tired to chase them down. However, they were brought back by the bunch as Hoole and his companions went through the 20 km-mark with almost a three minutes gap. They worked well together but a late attack by one of the riders was the eventual winning one with Daan Hoole crossing the line in third place.
Despite not seizing any stage wins in this edition, we are proud of the fighting mindset and constant combativity of our riders.
Pim Ligthart looks back on the Giro d’Italia U23:
“I am very happy with how the guys responded day in day out and how they fought until the last meter of the very last day. It was a very good placement for Daan (Hoole) with that third place, but we wanted to win and I really think that we deserved one throughout the 10 days”.