Giro 2021: Stage winner Bernal climbs into pink jersey

Egan Bernal - Giro 2021: Stage winner Bernal climbs into pink jerseyfoto: Cor VosEgan Bernal powers to victory in the steep and unpaved last kilometre of stage 9. Giulio Ciccone, finishes in second, Aleksandr Vlasov in third. The Colombian moves into the maglia rosa and leads the race 15 seconds ahead of Remco Evenepoel with Vlasov another 6 seconds further behind. (Slideshow route/profile)

Results 9th stage Giro d’Italia 2021

1. Egan Bernal (col)
2. Giulio Ciccone (ita) + 0.07
3. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) s.t.
4. Remco Evenepoel (bel) + 0.10
5. Daniel Martin (irl) s.t.
6. Damiano Caruso (ita) + 0.12
7. Romain Bardet (fra) s.t.
8. Marc Soler (spa) s.t.
9. Daniel Felipe Martínez (col) s.t.
10. João Almeida (por) s.t.

11. Davide Formolo s.t.
12. Hugh Carthy (gbr) s.t.
13. Emanuel buchmann (ger) s.t.
14. Simon Yates (gbr) s.t.
25. Atilla Valter (hun) + 0.49

GC after stage 9
1. Egan Bernal (col)
2. Remco Evenepoel (bel) + 0.15
3. Aleksandr Vlasov (rus) + 0.21
4. Giulio Ciccone (ita) + 0.36
5. Atilla Valter (hun) + 0.43
6. Hugh Carthy (gbr) + 0.44
7. Damiano Caruso (ita) + 0.45
8. Daniel Martin (irl) + 0.51
9. Simon Yates (gbr) + 0.55
10. Davide Formolo (ita) + 1.01

12. Marc Soler (spa) + 1.20
13. Romain Bardet (fra) s.t.
15. Emanuel Buchmann (ger) + 1.46

Race report
Midway through the hectic race the peloton brings back a larg lead group. Simon Carr pushes on alone before Fabbro, Mollema, LL Sánchez, Bouchard, Gallopin, Guerreiro, Kangert, Storer, Edet, Zana, Bouwman, Ulissi, Bennett, Rubio, Visconti and Sepulveda rejoin him. The attackers carve out a gap of more than 3 minutes.

On the climb to Ovindoli Storer, Bennett, Bouchard, Fabbro, Edet, Carr and Mollema leave the others behind.

Carr heads out alone with 26 kilometres to go, while Bouchard tracks him down. Bouwman and Gallopin make it back to the chasers before Mollema, Bouwman and Storer go after the leaders on the plateau leading to Rocca di Cambio. Bouchard leaves Carr behind.

With 4 kilometres to go Bouwman tries to bridge across to Bouchard and he makes the catch just before the flamme rouge. Meanwhile, Bernal turns on the afterburners in the background and he overhauls the two inside the last 300 metres. Another acceleration drops the last rider in his wheel, Ciccone, and the Colombian solos to victory and the pink jersey.

Another interesting read: route 9th stage 2021 Giro.

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