May 19th 2022 and on the 11th stage, Italy saw its first Italian stage winner with Team DSM’s sprinter, Alberto Dainese. Navigating a nervous stage fraught with crosswind danger Team DSM negotiated the day perfectly all the way into Reggio Emilia, with the Italian producing a brilliant kick to surge past his sprint competitors and take his first Grand Tour stage win of his career.
The team set out with two goals for the stage; keeping GC contender Romain Bardet safe in the potential crosswinds and setting up a fast finale. With goal one ticked off after some superb and attentive riding throughout the day, all eyes within the team switched to delivering Dainese into the best possible position. Fast speeds made for an intense and hard finale, but the team worked well as a unit, peeling off one-by-one with Bardet acting as last lead-out man and giving his everything to drop Dainese into a good position for the final corner. From there, Dainese unleashed some incredible horsepower, kicking on the pedals and surging past the opposition, sitting up to celebrate the win in his native Italy.
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