Australian Jay Hindley is seven seconds behind the lead of the Giro d’Italia and is optimistic about his chances of redemption after hesitating in the final stage of the 2020 race.
In 2020, after the penultimate stage, Hindley inherited the T-shirt of leader Maglia Rosa, equaling in time with Tao Gegan Hart in the general classification, but ahead of the countdown. But the British rider regained the advantage during the individual race for the last day.
This year, the 26-year-old Perth native enters a grueling last week of the race in second place, behind leader Richard Karapas, and is confident of his chances of overall victory.
“I’m 100 percent here to win. I’m not here to put on socks on a centipede, I’m not here to play, “he said before key stage 16.” We’re here to win the race, we wouldn’t be here if I didn’t think that we can win.
“I think we could see great things happening, people enduring or wasting time. It’s a pretty important day and I want to be the end result. “
This year’s Giro final is also a race against time, but Hindley shows no signs of being haunted by events in Milan in 2020.
This year’s Giro is coming to an end again with “TT”, and in Verona, as in 2019. I remember the steep ascent, descent and finish in the arena.
“I didn’t have that bad in 2019, so I hope to be able to do better this year. I think the Giro will go down to the finish line, and every second will count. “