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‘Just grateful that I can still be a cyclist’ – Michael Valgren back at his best in Giro d’Italia breakaway

He may have just missed out on victory, but it was an emotional symbol of the return to top form for Michael Valgren (EF Education-EasyPost) at the Giro d’Italia as he finished second on stage 5, removing any doubt that he really is back. after a long injury recovery.

Valgren was only defeated in Lucca by Benjamin Thomas (Cofidis) after a four-man breakaway worked brilliantly to stay clear of an attacking pack. It showed that he is really back at the top of the sport, that eighteen months of hard work and small victories have paid off.