Primoz Roglic wins Giro d'Italia, Mark Cavendish takes emotional win on final sprint

The final day of the Giro d'Italia saw Primoz Roglic conquer the pink jersey, but it was Mark Cavendish who has taken the reigns on the day, winning his first stage of the season as he won the sprint to Rome.

The final day of racing in Italy had the traditional celebrations early in the day, with the riders finally reaching Rome after three brutal weeks which including brutal weather as well. A short and explosive one, but not one without brave attempt to surprise. Toms Skujins (Trek - Segafredo), Cesare Benedetti (BORA - hansgrohe) and Maxime Bouet (Arkéa Samsic) launched themselves.

It was a very brave attempt but one that faced little chances against a fresh peloton. The group was caught with 12 kilometers to go, shortly after a daring move from Magnus Cort Nielsen was also closed. A bunch sprint was inevitable in the final kilometers, but the attacks were not yet done.

The same way he spent most of the race, Derek Gee launched an attack with just 5 kilometers to go alongside Mirco Maestri. With just over 3 to go the attack was cancelled as Movistar picked up the pace. Geraint Thomas also aided the positioning for Mark Cavendish, however it was Bahrain - Victorious who led out the final sprint.

Fernando Gaviria launched first, but in his wheel the Manx Missile did what he does best, taking a dominant victory in the dash to the line. The sprinters faded towards the line, with Alex Kirsch and Filippo Fiorelli taking surprise second and third place on the line.

There was a crash inside the final sprint including Pascal Ackermann but it didn't feature meaningful injuries, whilst Primoz Roglic crossed the line safely in order to seal his maiden Giro d'Italia win.

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