May 28, 2023 at 6:31 PM
Primoz Roglic won the Giro d’Italia for the first time in his career on Sunday. The leader of Jumbo-Visma did not relinquish his leading position in the general classification in the final stage. Mark Cavendish sprinted to victory in the final stage.
33-year-old Roglic took over the pink jersey from Geraint Thomas on Saturday by convincingly winning the climbing time trial. As a result, the Slovenian started the final stage with fourteen seconds ahead of the Briton.
In the 126-kilometer stage to and from Rome, no time differences were normally expected anymore and they did not follow. Roglic passed the finish in the peloton and thus secured the overall victory.
Behind Roglic and Thomas, João Almeida finished third in the final standings. The Portuguese conceded more than a minute to the winner. Thymen Arensman was in sixth place and more than six minutes behind, the best Dutchman in the standings.
For Roglic it is his fourth overall victory in a big round. He previously won the Vuelta a España in 2019, 2020 and 2021. The Jumbo-Visma rider finished on the podium in the Giro for the second time. In 2019 he finished third in the Italian cycling round.
The final stage through the streets of Rome was won by Cavendish. The Briton was by far the strongest in the bunch sprint.