'An incredible feeling' — Jai Hindley becomes the first Australian to win the Giro d'Italia

Western Australian also wins Bora-Hansgrohe's first Grand Tour

Jai Hindley with the Giro d'Italia trophy
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Australia is a sport mad country. Just think of the reaction to the death of Shane Warne earlier this year, or the position it always has on the Olympics medal table, despite having not that big a population.

Jai Hindley is the latest Australian into its pantheon of great sports people, now he has become the first to win the Giro d'Italia, only the second to win a Grand Tour after Cadel Evans. He follows fellow men from Perth like Daniel Ricciardo, Justin Langer and Rod Marsh into legend. At just 26, this will surely not be the last time we hear from the Western Australian either.

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