Matthew Walls (Bora-Hansgrohe) won the Gran Piemonte in a sprint finish from Giacomo Nizzolo (Team Qhubeka NextHash) and Olav Kooij (Team Jumbo Visma). The Gran Piemonte, our penultimate race of the season, and also the final opportunity for our sprinter Giacomo Nizzolo, took place over 168km from Rocco Canavese to Borgose today. While the route included a few short sharp climbs midway through the race, the mostly flat finale made it a race that the sprinter teams would want to control. With Nizzolo, one of the race favourites, our team joined Cofidis to keep an early 5-rider breakaway in check. The escapees never got much.