Tadej Pogačar wins in the rain on Monte Pana on stage 16 of Giro d’Italia

Slovenian adds fifth stage victory to his tally after stage start postponed due to freezing wet weather

Tadej Pogacar
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Tadej Pogačar won his fifth stage of the Giro d’Italia on Tuesday, taking victory in the freezing rain on the summit of Monte Pana on stage 16 at Santa Cristina Valgardena

It initially looked like Giulio Pellizzarri (VF Group-Bardiani CSF-Faizanè) would triumph from the breakaway in the horrendous conditions, but the race leader was hungry for another win. 

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

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