Damiano Caruso downplays prospect of attacking Egan Bernal in Giro d'Italia

Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious)
Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) (Image credit: Getty Images)

At various points on this Giro d’Italia, Remco Evenepoel, Aleksandr Vlasov and Simon Yates have sat in second place overall and been cast as the biggest threat to Egan Bernal’s maglia rosa.

With just three days remaining, Damiano Caruso now occupies second overall, yet few have couched him as a potential winner of the race. The Sicilian is the only rider within three minutes of Bernal on the general classification, but the finales at Alpe di Mera and Alpe Motta are billed as a duel between the maglia rosa and Simon Yates (3rd at 3:23).

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.