EF Education-EasyPost (Italy) - Press Release: Our Irish breakaway artist won his first ever grand tour stage with a 50-kilometer solo attack.
Ben Healy said he was coming to the Giro to try to win a stage.
Eight stages in, he made good on his word.
To win his first with a 50-kilometer solo attack is the stuff of dreams, and thanks to his daring attack, Ben had all of the time he could have wished for to celebrate his first grand tour stage win. The 22-year-old Irish racer rode away from his breakmates the first time up the Cappuccini climb and put over two minutes into them by the end. His rivals knew his attack was coming but could only watch him time trial away.
The long, lone break has become Ben’s signature move.