Jai Hindley hoping history doesn’t repeat in Giro d’Italia Etna assault

The Giro d’Italia peloton may still be sleeping in Hungary tonight but Tuesday’s first crunch climb of Mount Etna is looming ever larger in its collective imagination. Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe), for one, is hoping there is no repeat of history, with his previous Giro ascent of the volcano back in 2020 a low point in an otherwise hugely successful Grand Tour.

Hindley finished that Giro d’Italia on the podium, of course, and with a stage win and spell in pink to his name. But in the first week on Etna two years ago, the 26-year-old tells Cyclingnewshe was holding onto what was left of the peloton for grim death and praying things did not get worse.

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