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Giro d'Italia 2022 - Team BikeExchange

Giro d'Italia 2022 - Team BikeExchange

12th Jan 2024

Over the 21 days of racing, the 2022 Giro d’Italia covers a total of 3,445.6 km, with a total of 50,580 m of climbing. Completing a Grand Tour is no small feat, let alone winning one.

For 2022 Team BikeExchange are using our EVO and EVO PRO extensions, to help give them the edge in the all-important individual time trials.

Image by @GettySport

GC Ambitions

The 2022 edition features two individual time trials. Stage 2, a testing 9.2 km course in the heart of Budapest against the iconic city backdrop, with the city streets posing a technical challenge. Stage 21, the second ITT and the final stage of the Giro is another technical course, through the city and on the outskirts of Verona. This final 17.4 km test is the 21st day of racing and signifies the last battle for General Classification (GC).

Although these stages are short, the time that can be either gained or lost, during these intense individual time trial stages plays critically into the overall classification. For the modern-day GC contender, every opportunity needs to be exploited in these all-important stages.

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A Great Run In

Yates and Sobrero have been hitting their straps in their pre-Giro race targets, Yates taking a stage victory and overal runner-up in Paris-Nice and two stage victories at the Vuelta a Asturias. For the Italian National TT Champ, a solid 6th place in the opening prologue at the Tour de Romandie shows his potential against the clock.

A Great Start to the Giro

Team BikeExchange had a dream start to the 2022 Giro, with Simon Yates taking victory on Stage 2 and Matteo Sobrero placing 4th on the stage, claiming the Young Riders classification. While there are still 19 stages remaining after the first ITT, this statement of form by Simon Yates stamps his intentions and his authority as a GC favourite.

Video by @GreenedgeCycling

Sync Ergonomics

The Sync brand is synonymous with maximising the performance of a Giant Trinity and from the onset, we have used the Trinity Advanced Pro frame as a development bed for our products. The switch to Giant for the 2022 season saw an opportunity to work with Team BikeExchange in the delivery of optimised cockpit solutions for their Trinity TT bikes, an opportunity we simply could not pass up.

Team BikeExchange use the V2 EVO ecosystems to cover the needs of their athletes. To assist in their 2022 campaigns, Simon Yates and Matteo Sobrero will be using our EVO PRO TI extensions. Designed to perfectly match their heavily refined time trial positions, these aerobars have been 3D printed from titanium to give them a distinct performance advantage.


Images by Stef Hanson(@stefhansonproductions)

Words by Ken Ballhause of Sync Ergonomics