The points winners of the Giro d’Italia 2023

The Giro d’Italia dispute left us an edition that will be remembered for the agonizing victory of Primoz Roglic in the extremely hard time trial climb to Monte Lussari in a race in which, in addition, there were numerous protagonists who also shone with stage victories or their fight in breakaways.

An effort and performances that have also been reflected when it comes to scoring points for their teams in the UCI ranking to fight for the leadership of the classification or to get into the fight to return to the World Tour. A ranking of points that has been compiled by the journalist Raúl Banqueri, a specialist in cycling and in the UCI ranking.

The cyclist who has scored the most points in this Giro d’Italia has been the Slovenian Primoz Roglic, since thanks to the 1,100 points as overall winner, the 180 as winner of the time trial at Monte Lussari, 95 as third in the Monte Bondone stage or 80 as fourth in Tre Cime di Lavaredo, among other milestones, have allowed him to add a total of 1,750 points.

He has stayed very close to Roglic Geraint Thomas. As in the general classification, the difference in points between Roglic and Thomas has been very close, since the Welshman has added a total of 1,647 points in the Giro distributed in 885 as second overall, in 130 for each of his three second places in the Cesena and Monte Lussari time trials and in the Monte Bondone stage, in addition to adding 20 points each of the eight days he was leader for a total of 160 points for this reason.

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As in the final podium, third in this points classification is the Portuguese João Almeida, who scored 1,312 points distributed among the 750 as third overall, the 180 from his victory at Monte Bondone and the 95 as third in the time trial of Monte Lussari.

In the fourth classification to the points appears the French Thibaut Pinot, who in his last Giro as a professional surprised with his fifth place overall, which allowed him to add 495 points, in addition to the 180 as winner of the mountains classification and the 130 that he added for each of his two second places in the stages of Val di Zoldo and Crans Montana.

Complete the Top-5 in terms of points added in the Giro the great revelation of the race, the Canadian Derek Gee, who thanks to the 130 points as second classified in the fight for the cycling jersey, the 130 as second classified in the maglia azzurra de la montaña and the 130 points added as second classified in the stages of Fossombrone, Viareggio, Cassano Magnago and Tre Cime di Lavaredo finish the Giro adding a total of 990 points very valuable for Israel Premier Tech in its goal of becoming a UCI World Tour team again.

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