The final day of racing at the Giro d’Italia saw the traditional processional start as the riders headed through Rome towards the finish circuits, before the action began to unfold. Working well as a group, the team looked to reel in the attackers with Jonas Iversby Hvideberg doing a lot of work on the front of the bunch, aiming to set up finisher Alberto Dainese for the finale.
Heading onto the last lap the break was caught but unfortunately Marius Mayrhofer suffered a puncture and despite a quick bike change, he wouldn’t make it back to the front. Andreas Leknessund and Niklas Märkl did well to keep Dainese in a good position before he surfed the wheels in the technical and fast finale. Launching from deep, Dainese surged past several riders and fought all the way to the line, claiming a fine fourth place finish. With no gaps on the run in, Dainese also holds onto a hard-fought and well-earned eighth place on GC, rounding out a good three weeks of racing in Italy for Team DSM.