Slovenian Primoz Roglic won the 106th edition of the Giro d'Italia, which ended today with the 21st stage from Rome to Rome of 126 kilometers with arrival at the Fori Imperiali.
"We experienced a rollercoaster ride, but then I breathed again. And this is a spectacular day": these are the first words of Roglic, who won his first Giro d'Italia. "I enjoy this beautiful day, I can't describe these moments in words," he added.
Mark Cavendish won the 21st and final stage of the Giro in a sprint. At the finish line Cavendish (Astana Qazaqstan Team) preceded Alex Kirsch (Trek - Segafredo) and Filippo Fiorelli (Green Project-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè). Fall for two riders a few meters from the finish line: involved Pascal Ackermann, of UAE Emirates, ended up on the billboards on the side of the road but then got up alone
The President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella arrived in Via dei Fori Imperiali, in the area near Piazza Venezia where the award ceremony of the last stage of the 106th Giro d'Italia will be held. Upon his arrival, the Head of State was welcomed by the president of CONI, Giovanni Malagò, by Urbano Cairo, president of RCS, by the prefect of Rome, Lamberto Giannini, by the president of the international cycling federation, David Lappartient, and by the mayor of Rome, Roberto Gualtieri.
Mattarella was greeted by the public and then reached the presidential grandstand from where he will witness the arrival of the final stage of the Giro. The Head of State also invited the former President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor, his personal friend, to Rome for Roglic. Mattarella also met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Antonio Tajani.