From the Shootout to the Giro d’Italia sizzling seat – Who’s Matthew Riccitello?


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The shock was on the face of Thomas Champion and within the voices of the Eurosport commentators when Matthew Riccitello got here sprinting up the ultimate metres of the Giro d’Italia’s stage 20 time trial.

Riccitello obliterated the quickest time set by the Frenchman, going almost two minutes faster. After all, the efficiency of the 21-year-old – the youngest rider within the Giro – was rapidly overshadowed by the nail-biting battle between Primož Roglič and Geraint Thomas. The American would finally be eleventh place however his outstanding experience left everybody questioning the place this younger American got here from.