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Giro d'Italia stage 19 – Live coverage

Giro d'Italia 2021 stage 19 revised profile map

The revised profile of stage 19 (Image credit: RCS Sport)

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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of another decisive day at the Giro d'Italia – another summit finish.

Today's stage is the latest showdown in the GC battle, with maglia rosa Egan Bernal looking to defend his jersey against the resurgent Simon Yates. The big question to be answered is: was the Colombian's jour sans on Sega di Ala a one-off, or the first signs of his back trouble returning?

The stage has been altered from the original route, of course. The peloton were due to tackle the Mottarone climb near Lake Maggiore, though RCS Sport took the decision to cut the climb following the tragic cable crash crash on the mountain which killed 14 people on Sunday.

A look at the new route map, which takes in the fourth-category Alpe Agogna instead.

Perhaps the major news story from yesterday, which saw the peloton finish over 23 minutes behind winner Alberto Bettiol, was maglia ciclamino Peter Sagan receiving a fine for intim