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Ben Healy ready for Giro d’Italia ‘unknown’ in Grand Tour debut

Ben Healy ready for Giro d'Italia 'unknown' in Grand Tour debut

Ben Healy (EF Education-EasyPost) has been on an upward trajectory of success this spring and brings a top level of fitness, health and enthusiasm to his first Giro d’Italia, his first Grand Tour. How ready is the young Irishman? “100%” was his unhesitant response just three days before the opening time trial along the Abruzzo coast.

Healy won’t be sneaking into the field for his first foray into a three-week endurance event. The 22-year-old Irishman has six podiums so far this year, shining in the Ardennes with second at De Brabantse Pijl and then second at Amstel Gold Race, riding in the winning move with 80km to go. At Liège-Bastogne-Liège he was in the thick of it again and finished one spot off the podium in fourth.

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