Ineos’ Egan Bernal takes maintain of chief’s pink jersey after successful stage nine-Sports activities Information , Comfortable Easterday
The Ineos chief and winner of the 2019 Tour de France pulled away from a choose group on a gravel ski slope above the clouds with the opposite general contenders solely capable of watch as he skipped away.
Campo Felice: Colombia’s Egan Bernal soared into the Giro d’Italia general lead on Sunday when he accelerated away from his key rivals to win stage 9’s mountaintop showdown.
The chief and winner of the 2019 Tour de France pulled away from a choose group on a gravel ski slope above the clouds with the opposite general contenders solely capable of watch as he skipped away.
Giulio Ciccone was second at 7sec and Alexandr Vlasov was third concurrently Remco Evenepoel and Dan Martin ended 10 seconds again and Romain Bardet at 12.
Britain’s Simon Yates once more misplaced a handful of seconds however there are 12 powerful levels remaining.
The 24-year-old Bernal had been struggling again issues that compelled him out of final yr’s Tour and restricted his competitors time since.
“I sacrificed a lot to be right here,” an emotional Bernal mentioned on the line. “I can not inform you simply how glad I’m to be right here speaking to you now.”
Italy’s Gianni Moscon guided Bernal up the ultimate steep slope past the treeline to its highest altitude up to now with 9 % common gradient with sections at 12 %.
“I hadn’t been planning to win the stage, however my teammates have been encouraging me to go for it,” mentioned Bernal, who produced his exhilarating assault 600 meters from dwelling because the finale was contested ‘off piste’, on a gravel monitor used as a ski slope in winter.
Sunday’s stage featured a spectacular crash on the descent of the Passo Godi on the 35km mark when Matej Mohoric hit a crack within the street, snapping his bike in two and touchdown on his head after a midair somersault.
The Slovenian remained aware however was taken to hospital for x-rays and stored below statement.
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