News | Giro d'Italia May 26, 2024

Tadej Pogačar crowned Giro D’Italia 2024

In Rome an amazing edition of the Corsa Rosa for the Slovenian

The first success in the Italian race for a rider with UAE Team Emirates jersey came at the end of the final stage (Rome-Rome, 125 km) which was won at the sprint by Tim Merlier (Soudal-Quickstep): Pogačar conquered the general classification with 9’56” on Daniel Martinez (Bora-hansgrohe) and 10’24” on Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers).



Pogačar also took the blue jersey of the best climber and 6 stage victories, for a total sum of 77 victories in his career. It makes 38 victories in 2024 for UAE Team Emirates.



Pogačar: “This is even better than real thing, you never know how it feels until you try and I can say this is a dream come true.

This was the main target of the first part of the season, now I will have a little rest and then I will start to prepare the second part and another big goal: I can’t wait for it.

Winning a race is something great, but winning the Giro in this way it’s something special, it’s unbelievable, with such a lot of good memories I shared with my team mates and the rest of the team members that we could write a book about them”.



Giro d’Italia – Stage 21
1.⁠ ⁠Tim Merlier (Soudal-Quickstep) 2h51’50”
2.⁠ ⁠Jonathan Milan (Lidl-Trek) s.t.
3. Kaden Groves (Alpecin Deceuninck) s.t.


Giro d’Italia – final general classification
1.⁠ ⁠Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) 79h14’03”
2.⁠ ⁠Daniel Martinez (Bora-hansgrohe) 9’56”
3.⁠ ⁠Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) 10’24”



The Boucles de la Mayenne ended with the 6th final place in the GC by Marc Hirschi.

The Swiss rider had a gap of 33” from the winner Alberto Bettiol (EF-EasyPost).
Stage 3, 169,2 km from Quelaines Saint Gault to Laval, was won in a sprint by Valentin Ratailleau (Decathlon Ag2R), while UAE Team Emirates had to face the crash of Ivo Oliveira who suffered a suspected hand injury.