Giro d'Italia - Egan Bernal: I expected Yates to do something today
May 23 2021 10:25 am CET

Giro d'Italia - Egan Bernal: I expected Yates to do something today
Giro d'Italia - Egan Bernal: I expected Yates to do something today
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Egan Bernal (Ineos-Grenadiers) has extended his lead of the General Classification in the Giro d'Italia after the 14th stage.

The 14th day of competition in the Corsa Rosa was set to be demanding for the GC riders as the profile featured a mountain finish on the Monte Zoncolan. Astana-Premier Tech pulled the pack for most of the stage with the hope of catching the escapees and taking the win of the day, but the tactic didn't work out as Aleksandr Vlasov couldn't keep up to the changes of rhythm of Simon Yates and Egan Bernal.

The Colombian attacked on the last metres and managed to win some time for the GC and keep wearing the Maglia Rosa. "For sure, Astana wanted to win the stage," explained Bernal at the end of the stage. "They even asked us if we wanted that too but we answered that we’d be happy if the breakaway were to stay ahead. They did a nice stage and they pulled very hard. The downhill was very technical and there were very few riders left at the front.

"Astana did well trying to win the stage and having faith in [Aleksandr] Vlasov. I always said I had more rivals than the guy in second place behind me. It was Remco [Evenepoel], then Vlasov and now it’s Simon Yates. I expected Yates to do something today. It was a very good stage for him. He looked strong. I’m sure he’ll remain one of the strongest. I’m happy I managed to follow him today."
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