At the end of the 17.4 kilometer individual time trial through the streets of Verona this Sunday, team Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux concluded its second Giro d’Italia in its history.
Czech rider Jan Hirt and Italian rider Domenico Pozzovivo respectively finished in sixth and eighth position in the general classification, enabling the Belgian team to end with two riders in the top ten of the final classification.
It is the first time that the team is represented in the top ten in a Grand Tour. The most recent reference result was the eleventh place of Odd Christian Eiking in the Vuelta 2021.
In addition to these performances, the team directed by Valerio Piva and Steven De Neef leaves with two stage victories, six podium finishes and twelve times top ten achieved by five different riders and a fourth place in the team classification.
At the age of 31, Jan Hirt ends a Grand Tour in the top ten for the first time in his career. Exactly one week after the victory of Biniam Girmay in Jesi, the Czech climber won the queen stage in the Alps, in which the mythical Passo del Mortirolo had to be covered.
Italian 39 year old Domenico Pozzovivo finished in the top ten of the Giro for the seventh time in his career. The Italian rider is the oldest rider in the top ten of the Giro since Giovanni Rossignoli in 1924.
Belgian rider Aimé De Gendt concluded his first Tour of Italy, just like Hungarian rider Barnabás Peák, who participated in a three week race for the first time.
Estonian rider Rein Taaramäe and Italian rider Lorenzo Rota attacked multiple times and both took a stage podium, on the Etna and in Genova respectively.