The Giro d'Italia crowns Pogacar, the last stage in Rome is won by Merlier in the sprint


By John

Slovenian Tadej Pogacar won the Giro d'Italia. In the last stage, which ended at the Fori Imperiali in Rome, a winning sprint by the Belgian Tim Merlier, who preceded Jonathan Milan.

A domination, that of the 25-year-old champion of the UAE Team Emirates, who closed with six stages under his belt and also won the blue jersey as the best climber, on the shoulders of the second in the special ranking, Giulio Pellizzari (VF Group-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè ). On the podium, together with the pink jersey, worn after the second stage with finish line at the Sanctuary of Oropa, also the Colombian Daniel Martinez (Bora-hansgrohe) and the British Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers), separated by 9'56″ and 10' respectively 24″. Fifth and best of the Italians, with a gap of 12'49″, Antonio Tiberi (Bahrain Victorius), who also puts the white jersey of best youngster on the board. The cyclamen jersey of the points classification goes to Jonathan Milan (Lidl-Trek) , who won three sprints. Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) achieved the fourth and final success of an Italian in this Giro (the time trial in Desenzano del Garda, who has also won two Tours de France and two Liège in his career). -Bastogne-Liège, three Tours of Lombardy and a Tour of Flanders, takes over from compatriot Primoz Roglic in the roll of honor of the RCS race.