The champion Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin Fenix) is known to have a few food sprains after a race. Yesterday, after the 15th stage of the Giro, journalist Thijs Zonneveld posted a photo of the Dutchman enjoying a whole pizza after the finish. Van der Poel pointed out to the latter that it was a pizza with pineapple, called a Hawaii pizza.
Hawaiian pizza is a sacrilege for Italians, because they find fruit on a pizza really unacceptable.
The Giro d’Italia communications team also caught wind of the message and decided to play along. The Giro organization will eat Pizza Hawaii if they win again
“Hey Mathieu van der Poel, we challenge you. If you win another stage, the team will eat pineapple pizza. Deal? We can’t wait! »
🍍Hey @mathieuvdpoel, we throw you a challenge, if you win another stage, the social team will eat a pineapple pizza.
— Giro d'Italia (@giroditalia) May 23, 2022