American Chad Haga won the individual time trial on the final stage of the Giro d’Italia in Verona today.
The Team Sunweb rider completed the 17km ride in a time of 22:07. Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Soudal) finished in second position, with Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) third.
“My victory is of course a consolation prize after Tom Dumoulin pulled out. I came in top form but it was a support form. During the time-trial, I kept thinking this is what Tom would have been doing today if he was here,” said Haga.
“I thought today I had a real possibility because the course suited me very well and for sure better than the one of stage nine. As an American, I feel very proud of winning a stage at the Giro d’Italia.”
This year’s title went to Richard Carapaz (Movistar), who also won stage four and 14. He became the first Ecuadorean GC winner in the history of the tour.
“This morning, I knew it would be extremely difficult to win the Giro d’Italia. But I thought I could do a good time-trial. So I gave it all until the end,” said Nibali.
“Second at the Giro is still a good result, especially thinking that six months ago, I was down with a big back pain after the crash at the Tour de France. To be back fighting for the overall victory in a Grand Tour is something positive.”
South African Ryan Gibbons (Dimension Data) finished 91st overall.
View more results below.
Stage 21 results
1. Chad Haga (USA) Team Sunweb 0:22:07
2. Victor Campenaerts (Bel) Lotto Soudal +0:00:04
3. Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Lotto Soudal +0:00:06
4. Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain-Merida +0:00:09
5. Josef Cerny (Cze) CCC Team +0:00:11
6. Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Groupama-FDJ
7. Pello Bilbao (Spa) Astana Pro Team +0:00:17
8. Mattia Cattaneo (Ita) Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec +0:00:20
9. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida +0:00:23
10. Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma +0:00:26
85. Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data +0:02:19
1. Richard Carapaz (Ecu) Movistar Team 90:01:47
2. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida +0:01:05
3. Primoz Roglic (Slo) Team Jumbo-Visma +0:02:30
4. Mikel Landa (Spa) Movistar Team +0:02:38
5. Bauke Mollema (Ned) Trek-Segafredo +0:05:43
6. Rafal Majka (Pol) Bora-Hansgrohe +0:06:56
7. Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team +0:07:26
8. Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott +0:07:49
9. Pavel Sivakov (Rus) Team Ineos +0:08:56
10. Ilnur Zakarin (Rus) Katusha-Alpecin +0:12:14
91. Ryan Gibbons (RSA) Dimension Data +3:39:32