Daniel Martínez steadies Egan Bernal’s course towards Giro d’Italia victory

VALLE SPLUGA - ALPE MOTTA, ITALY - MAY 29: Daniel Felipe Martinez Poveda of Colombia and Team INEOS Grenadiers & Egan Arley Bernal Gomez of Colombia and Team INEOS Grenadiers Pink Leader Jersey celebrates at arrival during the 104th Giro d'Italia 2021, Stage 20 a 164km stage from Verbania to Valle Spluga - Alpe Motta 1727m / #UCIworldtour / @girodiitalia / #Giro / on May 29, 2021 in Valle Spluga - Alpe Motta, Italy. (Photo by Marco Alpozzi - Pool/Getty Images)
Daniel Martínez (Ineos Grenadiers) and Egan Bernal after stage 20 of the Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The Giro d’Italia set out from Turin with a myriad of possible scenarios but by the end of the opening week it already seemed clear that the most obvious one was likely to play out: Egan Bernal in pink and his Ineos Grenadiers team dictating terms to the rest of the peloton.

Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange), at Sega di Ala and Alpe di Mera, and Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious), at Alpe Motta, brought some suspense into the final days of this Giro by unsettling Bernal and Ineos but their overall supremacy never truly seemed to be in doubt.

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