Not too much was expected from the EOLO-Kometa team in the Giro d'Italia, but they had better results than many of the ProTour and WorldTour teams. One rider who was seen many times off the front in Italian Grand Tour was Mark Christian, Ed Hood had a word.
The 2021 Giro d'Italia lived up to all our hopes and even though the pink jersey was on the shoulders of Egan Bernal from stage 9 to the finish, the race lost no excitement. Ed Hood was glued to his TV set to give us his Giro final summing up.
The final tough week of the 2021 Giro d'Italia could have brought pitfalls for Egan Bernal, but the Colombian showed maturity beyond his years. Having the strongest team in the race was obviously a big help, but Bernal still had turn the pedals. Spencer Martin gives us his final 'Giro Breakdown'.
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Filippo Ganna topped and tailed this Giro with wins in the first and last stages. Egan Bernal finished the final time trial stage safely to win the 2021 Giro d'Italia ahead of Damiano Caruso. The top four on GC didn't change, the top 10 had a couple of upsets.
With a very brave attack, second overall Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) won stage 20, the last mountain stage of the 2021 Giro d'Italia. Egan Bernal (INEOS Grenadiers) finished second on the stage to guarantee his final overall win, barring accidents, after Sunday's time trial.
The battle for the 2021 giro d'Italia is far from over. Simon Yates (BikeExchange) attacked on the final climb of the Alpe di Mera for the stage win and took back time on overall leader, Egan Bernal (INEOS Grenadiers). Yates is now 20 seconds from second placed Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) and 2:49 on Bernal.
On what was expected to be a sprinter's day, the break was allowed to ride away to contest its own race. After a brave attack from Remi Cavagna, it was Alberto Bettiol who finished solo in Stradella for his first win in Italy. Egan Bernal had no problem holding his overall lead.
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