Giro d'Italia: Which GC riders lost time on the Campo Felice gravel stage 9

Giro d'Italia 2021 - 104th Edition - 9th stage Castel di Sangro - Campo Felice (Rocca di Cambio) 158 km - 16/05/2021 - Attila Valter (HUN - Groupama - FDJ) - photo Dario Belingheri/BettiniPhoto©2021
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

At the end of stage 9 of the Giro d’Italia, the gaps on the gravel atop the Campo Felice were relatively small but stage winner and new maglia rosa Egan Bernal provided a demonstration of both his power and his status as the number-one favourite for the overall win.

The Ineos Grenadiers rider attacked with just over 1km to go after his teammate Gianni Moscon set a furious pace on the opening few hundred meters of the dirt climb. Only Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo) could immediately follow Bernal’s acceleration, but a second kick freed the 2019 Tour de France winner of his last rival and was enough to ensure that he claimed his first win of the season.

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