Jai Hindley: When I heard Carapaz was struggling, that was all the motivation I needed

Jai Hindley: When I heard Carapaz was struggling, that was all the motivation I needed

Patience can be a virtue, but Jai Hindley had run out of tomorrows by the time he reached the upper reaches of the Passo Fedaia. For the final week of the Giro d’Italia, the Australian had set up base camp just a time bonus below Richard Carapaz in the overall standings. The final assault on the summit could wait no longer.

3,400km of racing, from Budapest to Sicily and all the way up to the Alps, had failed to separate Hindley and Carapaz in a Giro long on suspense but curiously short on excitement. All that changed utterly in the space of 3.4km of mountain road high up in the Dolomites on stage 20as Hindley finally shook off Carapaz to take possession of the pink jersey.

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