The Slovenian Primoz Roglic, Olympic gold medalist in the Tokyo time trial, won the twentieth stage of the Giro d'Italia, the Tarvisio-Monte Lussari Tudor ITT uphill time trial of 18.6 km and in fact also the Giro. The Jumbo-Visma champion finished with a time of 44'23" ahead of the Welshman Geraint Thomas who reaches 40" thus losing the pink jersey and with it the 2023 Giro d'Italia. Final parade in Rome on Sunday which will not change the final ranking. Before the time trial Roglic was 26 seconds behind Thomas. In third place in today's stage, at 42”, the Portuguese Joao Almeida, excellent fourth the Italian Damiano Caruso (Team Bahrain-Victorious) at 55 seconds.
“What I did was amazing, I really enjoyed it. It's difficult to put into words, but the energy that people have given me, the hope, is incredible». This is how Primoz Roglic comments on the microphones of RaiSport the victory in the 20th stage of the Giro d'Italia and the conquest of the pink jersey. “I didn't think all was lost after that problem, but I put the chain back on and started again. It's been a struggle, there is always hope in the end and that's why I'm here. I enjoyed every moment today”, added the Slovenian champion.