Alessandro Covi victorious atop Marmolada as Jai Hindley powers into race lead on Giro d'Italia stage 20

The UAE Team Emirates rider took glory in the Dolomites, during an animated battle for the GC lead

Alessandro Covi Giro Italia stage 20 winner.
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Alessandro Covi (UAE Team Emirates) completed a 53km solo attack by climbing to victory on the penultimate day of the Giro d’Italia.

The Italian was the first rider to reach the summit of the Marmolada, beating Domen Novak (Bahrain-Victorious) and Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) in a gruelling stage that saw the peloton ascend almost 4,500m.

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.