Saxo's Larsson Wins Final Stage of Giro on Zipp Wheels
Giro d'Italia came to an end with a time trial of 15 kilometers in the streets of Verona and Team Saxo Bank's powerful Swede, Gustav Larsson demonstrated his unique talents by taking Team Saxo Bank's second stage win by crossing the finish line in 20.19 minutes. The always loyal and easygoing Swedish rider underlined his superior strength in the discipline against the clock and truly put the icing on the cake for Team Saxo Bank's success in this year's Giro d'Italia.
”Gustav (Larsson) is a former mountain biker and he was absolutely fearless on the tricky descent and secured him the stage win on the last part of the course. He is technically superior and combined with his impressive power, he practically tossed his bike around the corners and was finally an obvious winner of the stage. Richie (Porte) did a solid time trial and maintained a magnificent position in the overall classification. We are more than happy about his performance but we may all need a few days to realize his achievements in the race. The Giro being his first grand tour, every day is a learning process and who knows how far he can get in the future,” asks sports director Dan Frost rhetorically.
Team Saxo Bank's Gustav Larsson won the closing stage of the Giro d'Italia and naturally, he was pleased with the result:
”It is my first victory this year and it so cool to be standing on the top step of the podium after the final stage of a Giro where everyone on the team has contributed to our general success throughout the past three weeks. It was undoubtedly a technically difficult descent but I was second best in the intermediate on the top of the climb halfway which surely indicates that I did not win the stage based on technical abilities but on raw power as well,” states stage winner, Gustav Larsson