Bernal seals Giro d'Italia Title in Milan | Daily News

Bernal seals Giro d'Italia Title in Milan

Egan Bernal celebrates his win
Egan Bernal celebrates his win

Egan Bernal won the Giro d'Italia in Milan yesterday, with Britain's Simon Yates finishing on the podium in third.

Ineos Grenadiers' Bernal, 24, adds victory in the three-week Grand Tour to his 2019 Tour de France win.

Team Bike Exchange rider Yates claimed his second best result in a Grand Tour after winning the Vuelta a Espana in 2018.

British Team Ineos have now triumphed in 12 Grand Tours since their inaugural season as Sky Procycling in 2010 - defending Tao Geoghegan Hart's win at the Giro in Milan last October.

As expected, Yates was unable to overhaul a time deficit of three minutes 23 seconds on the final day's 30km time trial into Milan.

His best chance came the previous day during a punishing 166km stage in the Alps but the 28-year-old instead lost time to Bernal, who dug deep and was assisted up the mountain by a blistering pace set by fellow Colombian rider Daniel Martinez.

Second place in the general classification went to Italy's Damiano Caruso of Bahrain-Victorious, who produced the race of his life to finish on the podium, much to the delight of the Italian fans.

The final stage of the race was won by Ineos' Filippo Ganna.

It was a dramatic stage in glorious sunshine, as current world time trial champion Ganna had to swap bikes with two kilometres to go after suffering a puncture. (BBC)