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

Ben Healy (EF Schooling-EasyPost) has been on an upward trajectory of success this spring and brings a prime degree of health, well being and enthusiasm to his first Giro d’Italia, his first Grand Tour. How prepared is the younger Irishman? “100%” was his unhesitant response simply three days earlier than the opening time trial alongside the Abruzzo coast.

Healy received’t be sneaking into the sphere for his first foray right into a three-week endurance occasion. The 22-year-old Irishman has six podiums thus far this yr, shining within the Ardennes with second at De Brabantse Pijl after which second at Amstel Gold Race, driving within the profitable transfer with 80km to go. At Liège-Bastogne-Liège he was within the thick of it once more and completed one spot off the rostrum in fourth.

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