Giulio Ciccone achieved great success, as he achieved victory on stage 15 of the Giro D 'Italia. He could not hide his emotions after the victory, and it was clear how important this victory was to him. This victory is especially important to him given the difficult last two years, which have been a problem for all athletes.
"This was my most beautiful victory."- he said after the race, as quoted by cyclingweekly. “It leaves me with a better feeling both than the yellow jersey I wore in the Tour de France, and the successes I have achieved at the Giro, because it comes after two difficult seasons between falls, physical problems and Covid." Ciccone showed mental strength in the most difficult moments and proved how good he is at what he does, despite all the criticism he has had.
The most important thing for him is that he was aggressive and did not doubt his abilities at any time. Giulio gave his maximum, he worked hard, and now the moment has come when everything paid off. "I felt strong.
I decided to attack alone 19km from the finish because it was the hardest part of the climb and I wasn't sure I would be able to break away from the others later. "I felt like myself. I knew that the condition could come, it had to arrive on this stage.
It was especially tough mentally, because when you struggle to win, believing in yourself is always difficult. "I've been criticised by practically everyone lately. But inside me I knew how things were, what I could rely on and attach myself to: I just did what I know how to do." We will see if he can continue at the same pace, but Ciccone has a huge potential and quality that he must use. It will be interesting to know what awaits us.