'It still feels like a dream' — Jai Hindley reflects on historic Giro d'Italia victory

Bora-Hansgrohe rider became the first Australian to win the Italian Grand Tour. He talks what it means for him, his team, and his nation

Jai Hindley celebrates winning the 2022 Giro d'Italia
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Jai Hindley is on holiday somewhere in Italy. He won't tell the 15 journalists who have come to his virtual press conference where, just in case we all decide to mob him on his trip. Taking half an hour out to chat to the media from around the world is exactly what he needed to relax, for sure.

"I booked a bit of a holiday around Italy," he explained. "I wanted to keep the party going. I had all this planned before this race, but I’m just in Italy with my girlfriend. I'm enjoying the time. It’s a beautiful country. I really love it, and it’s nice to still be here."

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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.