Mathieu van der Poel is our Giro d’Italia rider of the day

For all his superstardom and status as favorite for the opening stage, Mathieu van der Poel turned up to the Giro d’Italia almost camouflaged, decked out in the army green of Alpecin-Fenix’s special-edition kit. The Dutchman was duly hard to spot on the final climb in Visegrad, keeping himself away from the front places and biding his time before springing into view right when it mattered most.

On Saturday, he’ll stand out above all others, in the iconic pink of the leader’s jersey at the Italian Grand Tour.

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