Egan Bernal seizes Pink in Giro d'Italia after emphatic ninth stage win
May 16 2021 10:50 pm CET

Egan Bernal seizes Pink in Giro d'Italia after emphatic ninth stage win
Egan Bernal seizes Pink in Giro d'Italia after emphatic ninth stage win
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Egan Bernal (Ineos-Grenadiers) has taken the Maglia Rosa in the Giro d'Italia after taking the win of the ninth stage of the race.

The stage of the ninth day of competition was 158 kilometres long with a start in the Castel di Sangro and a finish in Campo Felice (Rocca di Cambio). The day promised a fight for the General Classification riders due to its hard course that finished in a first category climb on a sterrato stretch.

There were several splits in the peloton during the first part and with 85 kilometres to go, a group of 15 riders created a escape group and included riders like Bauke Mollema, Koen Bouwman, Geoffrey Bouchard, Michael Störer, Simon Carr and George Bennett. With 30 kilometres to go, there were attacks in front that left part of the group struggling behind.

At 10 kilometres from the finish, Bouchard and Carr made a move and soon the Frenchman continued by himself while behind riders like Mollema, Bouwman, and Störer took turns to chase him. On the last kilometres, Bouwman made a new move and got to the front man but behind the pack was getting closer.

The first man of the favourites' group to make a move on the last stretch was Aleksander Vlasov (Astana-Premier Tech) and he was followed by Egan Bernal (Ineos-Grenadiers) and Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo). A new attack from the Colombian allowed him to overtake the front men in the last kilometres, leaving the other favourites behind behind taking his first victory in the Giro de Italia.

Ciccone and Vlasov crossed the finish line in the second and the third position, respectively. The winner of the 2019 Tour de France also took the lead of the General Classification.




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