Giro d’Italia: Egan Bernal rolling towards glory amid Ineos stranglehold


  • Colombian has stamped strength on race since its start
  • Potential for bad weather remains in mountain stages

Were Egan Bernal riding for any other team but Sir Dave Brailsford’s Ineos Grenadiers, the talk now would be whether he will start the Tour de France on 27 June, assuming – as seems highly likely – that on Sunday he wins the Giro d’Italia, a race that he and his colleagues have had a total stranglehold since day nine.

There is no arguing with the Colombian’s lead on Tuesday’s rest day of 2min 24sec over home hope Damiano Caruso and 3min 40sec over the Briton Hugh Carthy, just as there has been no getting around the collective strength of Ineos, marshalled by the world time-trial champion Filippo Ganna since the start in Turin on 8 May. Bernal’s victory is not guaranteed, but it looks inevitable.

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Written by William Fotheringham
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