Giro. Tour of Italy – Luke Plapp: “What Pogacar did in the last bump…”

Giro. Tour of Italy – Luke Plapp: “What Pogacar did in the last bump…”
Giro. Tour of Italy – Luke Plapp: “What Pogacar did in the last bump…”

If Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) took advantage of this 7th stage in the form of a time trial to definitively establish its domination over this Tour of Italyother runners also performed very well this Friday at the end of the 40.6 kilometers to cover alone. This is particularly the case of Luke Plapp (Team Jayco-AlUla), very good 7th at 1’45” from the Slovenian at the finish despite his great burst of energy in a breakaway the day before. A result which allows the Australian time trial champion to gain 10 places in the rankings general and to integrate the provisional top 5, with as a bonus the winning of the white jersey of best young person, of which he dispossesses Cian Uijtdebroeks (Team Visma | Lease a Bike) for 8 seconds.

Luke Plapp 7th in the time trial and new White jersey for the Giro!

“Wearing this White jersey is a great bonus”

Enough to present himself with a smile at the post-race press conference, where he looked back on his performance of the day. “I’m happy, it’s a great day. I haven’t done very good times in Europe since I started my professional career, so I’m happy to finally achieve it today. However, I didn’t feel the best and my legs were heavy after my breakaway yesterday (Thursday), but I am satisfied with the result in the end. The riders in front of me who went for victory were impressive. What Tadej (Pogacar) did on the last climb is extraordinary. We take the white jersey, it’s great, it’s a very beautiful jersey. It’s a perfect first week of the Grand Tour for me, everything that comes after will be a bonus“, concluded Luke Plapp.

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