Jai Hindley wins ahead of Romain Bardet at the top of the Blockhaus after a sprint between favorites during the 9th stage

Juan Pedro Lopez retains his pink leader’s jersey for around ten seconds.

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Fifty-five years after Eddy Merckx’s victory at its summit, the Blockhaus (3.7 km at 8.5%), perched at 2038 meters above sea level, was expected as the first justice of the peace of this Giro 2022. The giant of the Apennines held its rank with a final explanation between favorites, during which Romain Bardet was very restless.

It was ultimately the Australian Jai Hindley who won, ahead of the Frenchman and Richard Carapaz. “There were 200 meters left, I decided to start the sprint, I wanted to take the corner in the lead and here we are! It’s really amazing, it hasn’t been a great year so far for me. I worked to get back to my best level. It’s just amazing.”a reacted the winner of the day.

Dropped in the BlockhouseJuan Pedro Lopez failed to keep his pink jersey for 12 seconds ahead of Joao Almeida, 14 ahead of Bardet, and 15 ahead of Carapaz.

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