Egan Bernal chased up Giro d'Italia climb by chainsaw wielding fans

Egan Bernal on the Passo Giau in the Giro d'Italia
Egan Bernal on the Passo Giau in the Giro d'Italia (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

As if rain, cold temperatures and a shortened stage weren't enough incentive for Egan Bernal to race hard to extend his Giro d'Italia lead, two spectators running alongside the Ineos Grenadiers rider on the Passo Giau during stage 16 might have given the Colombian an extra shot of adrenaline.

Television images were spotty during Monday's mountain stage, which was slashed to 153km and two mountain passes - the Fedaia and Pordoi - lopped off because of bad weather. But after RAI Sport uploaded the full video replay, images of two chainsaw-wielding spectators running alongside Bernal with their machines going were posted to social media. (Video is geo-restricted but you can watch the full replay no matter your location with ExpressVPN.)

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