David Alaba will be ready when Real Madrid take on Liverpool in the Champions League final, according to Carlo Ancelotti.
Stefano Oldani fought off fellow Italian Lorenzo Rota in a dash for the line after a three-rider breakaway carved up stage 12 of the Giro.
The wait for the first Italian winner of this year's Giro is over after Alberto Dainese's remarkable stage 11 sprint.
Real Madrid have navigated a treacherous path to reach the Champions League final, beating Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City en route.
A thrilling end to stage nine of the Giro d'Italia saw Jai Hindley emerge victorious on Blockhaus.
Lionel Messi's move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain sent shockwaves around the world and left Gerard Pique particularly upset.
There has been very little to separate Chelsea and Liverpool in their three meetings this season, and they clash again in the FA Cup final.
Only Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored more goals for Real Madrid than Karim Benzema after the France international struck against Levante.
After winning stage five on Wednesday, Arnaud Demare sprinted to victory again in stage six of the Giro d'Italia.
Real Madrid had previously been linked with Erling Haaland, who is now set to join Manchester City.
It was a sprint finish on Mount Etna, with Lennard Kaemna winning stage four but Juan Pedro Lopez now holds the maglia rosa.
Real Madrid's results and performances over the past week have epitomised their never-say-die attitude, with Rodrygo leading the way.
Only needing a draw, Mexico secured automatic qualification to the 2022 World Cup with a 2-0 win over El Salvador on Wednesday.
Goals from Anthony Contreras and Juan Pablo Vargas secured the win over the USA, who still automatically qualified for the World Cup.