Giro d'Italia leader Bernal underlines mountain strength with late attack on Zoncolan

Foto Marco Alpozzi/LaPresse
22 maggio 2021 Italia
Sport Ciclismo
Giro d'Italia 2021 - edizione 104 - Tappa 14 - Da Cittadella a Monte Zoncolan (km 205)
Nella foto:
Photo Marco Alpozzi/LaPresse
May 22, 2021 Italy
Sport Cycling
Giro d'Italia 2021 - 104th edition - Stage 14 - from Cittadella to Monte Zoncolan
In the pic:
Maglia rosa Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) recovers after gaining more time on his rivals on Monte Zoncolan (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) has taken another major step towards winning his first Giro d'Italia as the Colombian racer all but doubled his overall lead with a late attack on the fearsome Monte Zoncolan on stage 14.

The leader since stage 9, where he soloed to victory on the difficult but short gravel ascent to the summit finish of Campo Felice, Bernal has been the most consistent and strongest of the favourites on all the Giro climbs to date.

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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.