Giro d’Italia 2021 : Stage 16 – Bernal takes no prisoners on the Princess stage

Stage 16 of this year’s Giro should have been the Queen Stage. However, due to weather concerns and a meeting between the organisers and the riders, the stage was cut to 155km and only two classified climbs, instead of four. Bad flying conditions meant that the TV transmitters were not in place to relay the race pictures, so we were tantalised with only 4G patches. The last rider we saw on the mountain was Egan Bernal attacking out of a GC group. The first rider we saw come round to the finish line was the same. And the GC group had quite the shake-up.
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VeloVoices Podcast 173: Bridesmaids, Bromances and Belinda

Kathi, Midge, Euan and podcast debutante Belinda (@reallyspoketome) gather round the table to pull apart the second week of Giro action.

  • There’s another celebration of fresh-faced winners
  • A stunning round of admiration for a team you wouldn’t expect
  • Alberto Contador makes an appearance
  • And a big reality check for Remco and Quick-Step

Plus Belinda fills us in on what it’s like to watch bike racing in the middle of the night, the riders she loves and what to do if you can’t find a Aussie to cheer for. If you aren’t already, you can follow Belinda on Twitter.

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Giro Tweets of the Week : Crazy Giro hijinx, farm-track fun and sockless lunacy

Giro d’Italia 2021 : Stage 10 – Sagan sprints for stage; GC rivals sprint for seconds

Giro d’Italia 2021 : Stage 11 – Schmid takes the stage but Bernal puts on the show

Giro d’Italia 2021 : Stage 12 – Vendrame survives breakaway squabbles; GC favorites sleep it off

Giro d’Italia 2021 : Stage 13 – Nizzolo all smiles as GC takes a breather

Giro d’Italia 2021 : Stage 14 – Fortunato conquers Zoncolan, Bernal takes more time

Giro d’Italia 2021 : Stage 15 – Victory for Campenaerts, as you were for the rest