Evenepoel bounces back on first full summit finish of Giro d'Italia

Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-QuickStep)
Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-QuickStep) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-QuickStep) has bounced back with a vengeance from his defeat on stage 4 of the Giro d'Italia as the Belgian proved more than capable of staying with Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) on the stage 6 summit finish at San Giacomo.

Bernal launched several searing, sustained accelerations in the last kilometres of the San Giacomo climb as the freezing rain teemed down after another day with atrocious weather conditions in the water-logged 2021 Giro d'Italia. But each time he did so, Evenepoel was able to keep on his wheel.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.