De Gendt puts breakaway aspirations on hold in 2022 Giro d’Italia

On paper it looks obvious: take one breakaway star and team worker like Thomas De Gendt to a Grand Tour like the Giro d’Italia, and when the stage is flat, he can ride for Lotto Soudal sprinter Caleb Ewan. Then in the hillier stages, the De Gendts of this world can go for wins from the breakaway.

In reality, it is not that simple, De Gendt told Cyclingnews at the start of stage 6, where he then spent a hefty percentage of the day pulling on the front of the bunch for Ewan.

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