Australian Jai Hindley takes the first overall victory in a Grand Tour in professional cycling for Team BORA-hansgrohe. Hindley wins the 2022 Giro d’Italia and brings the team’s performance to a crowning conclusion, added to by other BORA-hansgrohe athletes such as Emanuel Buchmann and Lennard Kämna.
“We’re going be the team to keep an eye on in the future. The victory was huge for the team.”Jai Hindley
The outstanding success at the legendary Tour of Italy is not only the biggest victory in the young career of 26-year-old Jay Hindley, but also the first Grand Tour overall victory for BORA-hansgrohe.
The Giro ended with a 17.4 km individual time trial in Verona. A flat start was followed by a 4.5km, five percent climb before the riders tackled a fast-paced, technically challenging descent to the finish line right by Verona’s ancient amphitheater. Jai Hindley, who first won the pink jersey in spectacular fashion, took to the course the next day with a 1:25 minute time cushion and, with M. Sobrero winning, crossed the finish line in a time of 23:55. With this performance, the overall victory was no longer out of reach for the Australian, who was crowned the first Australian winner of the Tour of Italy.
For the team from Raubling, it was a Giro d’Italia that will go down in history. Emanuel Buchmann at seventh overall place, Lennard Kämna’s victory on the fourth stage at Etna, Jai Hindley’s stage win at the Blockhaus and, of course, the Australian’s overwhelming overall victory. Thanks to a strong shared performance over the last three weeks and the close cooperation of the whole team, a long-awaited dream came true for BORA-hansgrohe with the overall victory of a Grand Tour.
Experience the Deutschland Tour in the Black Forest: As title sponsor of BORA-hansgrohe and official partner of the Deutschland Tour, we are hosting the start of the final stage at our company headquarters in Schiltach,together with the City of Schiltach.