There were 16 kilometers left to finish the Giro, individually, from Cernusco sul Naviglio to the Duomo of Milan. Matthias Brändle was the first one to set a fast time, quickly followed up by Alex Dowsett who arrived at the finish line a mere five seconds after his teammate.

Giro d’Italia 2020 – 103th Edition – 21th stage Cernusco sul Naviglio – Milano 15,7 km – 25/10/2020 – Matthias Brandle (AUT – Israel Start-Up Nation) – photo Tommaso Pelagalli/BettiniPhoto©2020

Israeli road race champion Guy Sagiv came across the finish line in one piece. He had nothing to worry about after surviving what was called the ‘most challenging third week in a Grand Tour ever’.

“During this Giro riders and staff members showed great spirit”, the proud pro manager Kjell Carlström said. “I saw a team who got a historical result in the Giro.”

“We remember this Giro d’Italia as the first victory for Israel Start-Up Nation in a Grand Tour and in the WorldTour. It was an amazing effort and I am proud of everyone on the team.”

Dowsett was ISN’s top finisher in 17th position.