Giro d’Italia 2021 : Stage 9 – Bernal’s muddy path to the stage and the maglia rosa

Stage 9 of the 2021 Giro d’Italia promised fireworks and we got them. With a kilometre to go, Egan Bernal made sure he put his team’s work to good use and rocketed past the two remaining breakers, Geoffrey Bouchard (Ag2r La Mondiale) and Jumbo’s Koen Bouwman, and away from his GC rivals to take his first Grand Tour stage win (yes, it’s true) and the maglia rosa.
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Giro d’Italia 2021 : Stage 8 – Victory for Lafay, Attila still the one on GC

Stage 8 of the 2021 Giro d’Italia had equal shares of craziness and torpor. Victor Lafay of Cofidis won from the day’s breakaway. Meanwhile, the GC riders all came home together and a couple of sprinters made minor headlines (for the wrong reasons).
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Giro d’Italia 2020 – Stage 16 – Tratnik powers to the win, Almeida refuses to lay down

Stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia saw action all over the place. Once again, the winner came from the breakaway, with Jan Tratnik of Bahrain-McLaren taking the win by blasting away from Ben O’Connor (NTT) in the final kilometre. The peloton, packed full of the GC riders, took things easy until the final ascent where Joao Almeida of Quickstep took a whole load of psychological advantage and even grabbed some seconds.

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