Giro d'Italia - Egan Bernal: If I win the Giro by one second or two minutes it will be the same
May 27 2021 04:24 am CET

Giro d'Italia - Egan Bernal: If I win the Giro by one second or two minutes it will be the same
Giro d'Italia - Egan Bernal: If I win the Giro by one second or two minutes it will be the same
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Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) has maintained his lead in the General Classification despite having a bad day on the bike on the 17th day of competition.

The Colombian was part of the favourites' group throughout the 17th stage of the Corsa Rosa and on the last climb of the day he managed to follow Simon Yates' attack. But shortly after, the rider couldn't keep up to the rhythm of the Briton and was seen struggling all the way to the end and although he lost time to him, he controlled the loses with all the other of the top five of the overall standings.

"Today was a tough day for me, the last kilometres were really steep and I tried to follow Yates, but today he was stronger than me and I just tried to arrive at the finish with Caruso who is the closest in the GC, I didn’t want to take any risks. Yates was impressive and I just did my best," said Bernal.

"I am happy because I didn’t lose too much time to Yates in today’s stage, today’s stage was perfect for him and then with [Damiano] Caruso who is second in GC I lost just a few metres. A bad day today but I lost nearly no time to second on GC, I have some advantage over Yates so I just need to arrive with some time in Milan and if I win the Giro by one second or two minutes it will be the same."

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