Giro d'Italia: Which GC riders lost time on the Zoncolan stage

Team BikeExchange rider Great Britains Simon Yates R and overall leader Team Ineos rider Colombias Egan Bernal ride in the final ascent during the 14th stage of the Giro dItalia 2021 cycling race 205km between Citadella and Monte Zoncolan on May 22 2021 Photo by Luca Bettini POOL AFP Photo by LUCA BETTINIPOOLAFP via Getty Images
Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange) and Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) on the steep slopes of the Zoncolan (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

After 18 years away, the Giro d'Italia revisited the Sutrio ascent of the Monte Zoncolan, bringing the first high-mountain finish of the 2021 Giro d'Italia on the brutal double-digit gradients of the Friulian climb.

While the stage winner – debutant Lorenzo Fortunato of wildcard debutants Eolo-Kometa – was a surprise, it was less of a shock to see the maglia rosa Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) come out on top of the general classification contenders yet again.

The Colombian jumped away from Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange) in the final kilometre to add to his advantage after the Briton had split what was left of the peloton with an attack in the closing two kilometres on the steepest section of the climb.

Bernal now leads Yates by 1:33 in the GC, having put 11 seconds into him on the run to the line. Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) keeps third place after finishing alongside Dani Martínez (Ineos Grenadiers) and Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo), 39 seconds down on Bernal. Caruso lies 1:51 off the race lead while Ciccone jumps to seventh at 3:03 and Martínez is ninth at 3:54.

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Egan Bernal Gomez (Col) Ineos Grenadiers 58:30:47
2Simon Yates (GBr) Team BikeExchange 0:01:33
3Damiano Caruso (Ita) Bahrain Victorious 0:01:51
4Aleksandr Vlasov (Rus) Astana-Premier Tech 0:01:57
5Hugh Carthy (GBr) EF Education-Nippo 0:02:11
6Emanuel Buchmann (Ger) Bora-Hansgrohe 0:02:36
7Giulio Ciccone (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:03:03
8Remco Evenepoel (Bel) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:03:52
9Daniel Martinez Poveda (Col) Ineos Grenadiers 0:03:54
10Romain Bardet (Fra) Team DSM 0:04:31
11Tobias Foss (Nor) Jumbo-Visma 0:05:37
12Attila Valter (Hun) Groupama-FDJ 0:07:49
13Daniel Martin (Irl) Israel Start-Up Nation 0:07:50
14Joao Almeida (Por) Deceuninck-QuickStep 0:08:32
15Ruben Guerreiro (Por) EF Education-Nippo 0:09:19
16Davide Formolo (Ita) UAE Team Emirates 0:09:52
17Nick Schultz (Aus) Team BikeExchange 0:10:15
18George Bennett (NZl) Jumbo-Visma) 0:11:48
19Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Trek-Segafredo 0:14:25

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