Dombrowski aiming for late-race Giro peak

    VeloNews spoke with “Baby Giro” winner Joe Dombrowski about his ambitions for his second Giro d’Italia. The American climber has his eyes on the mountainous stages in week three.

    Everyone knows Cannondale-Drapac’s Joe Dombrowski loves the Giro d’Italia.

    The 25-year-old climber won the so-called “Baby Giro” in 2012, beating Italian star Fabio Aru to become the first American to win the prestigious U23 race.

    Last year’s Giro was a coming-out party, and he was constantly on the attack, riding into several key breakaways, including third in stage 20.

    In 2017, he’s hoping to turn dreams into reality. After some hiccups early in his career, a move from Team Sky to Cannondale-Drapac has paid off.

    “I’d love to win a mountain stage here,” Dombrowski said. “The good thing about a grand tour is that there are so many opportunities. There are plenty of mountains in this Giro.”

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