90 seconds, 12 stars: Is the Giro 2022 GC battle the most open grand tour we've seen in years?

After a reshuffling of the pack on Blockhaus, things are still tight in the battle for pink

Giro d'Italia
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Nine days into this Giro d'Italia, and we are not much closer to finding out who will pull on the final pink jersey in Verona in just under a fortnight's time. We might know who will not be winning, with Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange-Jayco) and Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma) among those out of contention, but there are still many more who could win the race.

There are 12 riders within 1-27 of each other after stage nine, with the climb to Blockhaus sorting out the general classification. While the same man, Juan Pedro López (Trek-Segafredo), might still be clinging onto the maglia rosa, the shape of the rest of the top ten has been changed.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.