Jai Hindley (born 5 May 1996) is an Australian professional cyclist who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Bora–Hansgrohe.[4]

Jai Hindley
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Hindley in 2022, first Australian winner of the Giro d'Italia.
Personal information
Born (1996-05-05) 5 May 1996 (age 26)
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Team information
Current teamBora–Hansgrohe
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimber
Professional teams
2016Attaque Team Gusto
2017Mitchelton Scott
2018–2021Team Sunweb[1][2][3]
2022–Bora–Hansgrohe
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
General classification (2022)
2 individual stages (2020, 2022)

CareerEdit

After joining the team for the 2018 season,[5] Hindley made his debut for Team Sunweb at the 2018 Volta ao Algarve. In August 2018, he was named in the startlist for the Vuelta a España.[6] In May 2019, he was named in the startlist for the 2019 Giro d'Italia.[7]

Hindley started the 2020 season well by winning two stages and the general classification in the Herald Sun Tour in February.[8] He started the Giro d'Italia in October. He moved up to third place on the general classification after finishing third on Stage 15.[9] He won stage 18 which was considered the "Queen stage" crossing the Stelvio Pass. He moved up to second place overall after the stage and also took the lead in the young riders classification.[10] He finished second to Tao Geoghegan Hart on the mountainous stage 20 to move into the overall lead with the same time as Geoghegan Hart.[11] The final stage of the Giro was a 15.7 kilometre time trial. Hindley finished with a time 39 seconds slower than Geoghegan Hart, which meant Hindley finished the Giro in second place overall.[12]

Hindley withdrew from the 2021 Giro d'Italia prior to the start of stage 14.[13] At the time he was in 25th place more than +17:00 off the lead.[14]

Hindley moved to the Bora–Hansgrohe team for the 2022 season.[15] Early in the season he managed a top 5 finish in the 2022 Tirreno-Adriatico. Two months later he won his first Grand Tour, the Giro d'Italia.[16] Hindley rode strongly during the first two weeks of the race and won stage 9, a high mountain stage. For the majority of the third week he stood in 2nd place, just a few seconds behind Richard Carapaz. On the penultimate mountain stage he was able to drop all of the GC contenders including Carapaz and ride himself into the lead with a comfortable margin going into the final ITT. For the second time in his career he rode the final ITT of the Giro d'Italia while wearing the Maglia Rosa, but this time he seized the moment and won the race. He is the first Australian to win the Giro and just the second Australian to win a grand tour, following Cadel Evans who won the Tour de France.

Major resultsEdit

2013
Oceania Junior Road Championships
2nd   Road race
10th Time trial
2014
3rd   Road race, Oceania Junior Road Championships
3rd Road race, National Junior Road Championships
2015
10th Time trial, Oceania Under-23 Road Championships
2016
1st GP Capodarco
2nd Overall An Post Rás
1st   Young rider classification
2nd Taiwan KOM Challenge
5th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
6th Flèche Ardennaise
2017
1st   Overall Toscana-Terra di Ciclismo
1st Mountains classification
1st Stage 1a (TTT)
1st   Overall Tour of Fuzhou
1st Stage 4
2nd Overall Herald Sun Tour
1st   Young rider classification
2nd Trofeo Città di San Vendemiano
3rd   Road race, Oceania Road Championships
3rd Overall Giro Ciclistico d'Italia
1st Stage 7
4th Overall Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour
4th Gran Premio Industrie del Marmo
9th Overall Tour Alsace
10th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
10th Gran Premio Palio del Recioto
2019
2nd Overall Tour de Pologne
2020
1st   Overall Herald Sun Tour
1st   Mountains classification
1st Stages 2 & 4
2nd Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 18
Held   after Stage 20
Held   after Stages 18–20
2021
7th Overall Tour de Pologne
2022
1st   Overall Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 9
5th Overall Tirreno–Adriatico
6th Clásica Jaén

General classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour general classification results
Grand Tour 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
  Giro d'Italia 35 2 DNF 1
  Tour de France
  Vuelta a España 32
Major stage race general classification results
Stage races 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
  Paris–Nice 18
  Tirreno–Adriatico 13 5
  Volta a Catalunya 71 NH DNF 13
  Tour of the Basque Country
  Tour de Romandie
  Critérium du Dauphiné
  Tour de Suisse NH
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Team Sunweb confirm 2019 men's and women's rosters". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 23 November 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Team Sunweb". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 3 January 2020. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Team DSM". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 2 January 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  4. ^ "BORA - HANSGROHE". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  5. ^ "Bystrom joins Kristoff in move to UAE Team Emirates - News shorts". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2018. Team Sunweb today announced signing the Australian duo of Jai Hindley and Michael Storer, who will join the German WorldTour team in 2018.
  6. ^ "2018: 73rd Vuelta a España: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  7. ^ "2019: 102nd Giro d'Italia: Start List". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Herald Sun Tour victory confirms Hindley's leadership mettle". SBS Cycling Central. 9 February 2020. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  9. ^ "Jai Hindley moves to 3rd place in Giro d'Italia after stage 15". Ride Media. 19 October 2020. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  10. ^ "Giro d'Italia: Hindley wins queen stage at Laghi di Cancano". CyclingNews. 22 October 2020. Retrieved 23 October 2020.
  11. ^ "Giro d'Italia: Geoghegan Hart wins stage 20 on Sestriere". CyclingNews. 24 October 2020. Retrieved 25 October 2020.
  12. ^ "Tao Geoghegan Hart wins 2020 Giro d'Italia". CyclingNews. 25 October 2020. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  13. ^ "Hindley waves goodbye to 2021 Giro". SBS Cycling Central. 23 May 2021. Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  14. ^ Report, Race (21 May 2021). "2021 Giro Stage 13". Bike Race Info. Retrieved 1 June 2022.
  15. ^ "Hindley confirmed as GC leader with new team BORA-hansgrohe". SBS Sport. 5 August 2021. Retrieved 29 May 2022.
  16. ^ Nehr, Zach (31 May 2022). "Power Analysis: How Jai Hindley Won the Giro d'Italia". Velo News by Outside Magazine. Retrieved 1 June 2022.

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