Simon Yates climbs to victory in stage 19 of Giro d'Italia, Bernal keeps Maglia Rosa
May 28 2021 10:59 pm CET

Simon Yates climbs to victory in stage 19 of Giro d'Italia, Bernal keeps Maglia Rosa
Simon Yates climbs to victory in stage 19 of Giro d'Italia, Bernal keeps Maglia Rosa
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Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange) has taken the win of the 19th stage of the Giro d'Italia, Egan Bernal stays on top of the General Classification.

The 19th stage of the Corsa Rosa was slightly different from the original one because the organisation changed the route following the events of the Mottarone Cableway. The route was 166 kilometres long between Abbiategrasso and Alpe Di Mera and featured one climb of the fourth category, one of the third and a mountain finish on a cat-one climb.

A group of seven riders built a gap with the pack and included names like Larry Warbasse, Mark Christian and Iljo Keisse. Meanwhile, Team BikeExchange set the pace of the pack to increase the chances of its GC leader Simon Yates.

Christian was the first rider to attack from the breakaway on the last climb of the day and with six kilometres to go, Joao Almeida launched an attack and was followed by Yates, Damiano Carusso, Aleksandr Vlasov and George Bennett while the GC leader Egan Bernal stayed in the back with his team Ineos Grenadiers setting the pace of his group.

At five kilometres from the finish, Yates launched a new move and left his companions behind and took the head of the race to be caught by the Pink Jersey group, keeping moving on his own until the end. Behind, Bernal took control of the pace and left behind his companions to control the loses.

The Briton of BikeExchange crossed the finish line by himself, Almeida did it eleven seconds later and 27 seconds later, Bernal also arrived to the finish. With the bonus seconds, Yates won 34 seconds on the Colombian and maintains the second overall position.

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