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Egan Bernal’s pain and glory: from his debacle at the Gran Colombier to sweeping the Giro
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Egan Bernal’s pain and glory: from his debacle at the Gran Colombier to sweeping the Giro

The Colombian cyclist has had to deal with a back injury caused by his leg shorter than the other to return to his best levelBernal, upon arrival, with the Milan Duomo in the background.Luca BrunoAPThe fascination that young talent produces is a double-edged sword for athletes, because an early victory quickly rises to the expectation of a record sports career. Egan Bernal won the Tour in 2019 at the age of 22 and the question then was how many was he going to be able to add. But the wave of euphoria is eradicated as soon as a new runner appears, as young or older, who reaches milestones inappropriate for his age. And so, the pomp of the first Colombian champion in Paris was buried last year by the feat of Tadej Pogacar on the Tour itself and by the brutal exhibitions that Remco Evenepoe...
Bernal sentences the Giro and Caruso reaches the sky
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Bernal sentences the Giro and Caruso reaches the sky

The Colombian regains his superiority in the last mountain stage and only a debacle in Sunday's time trial will deprive him of the final victory.Egan Bernal continues with the pink jerseyLUCA BETTINIAFPAlthough all the chronicles had been adorned with calls to the pike, with almost suicidal scenarios in which EganBernal could see his triumph in the Giro endangered in favor of Simon Yates, common sense directed the fight in another direction. The Colombian was going to have to defend the 'pink jersey' in the last mountain stage, because that is what a leader is obliged to do, but what was really at stake had more to do with the legacy that his triumph was going to leave in this season. Turn. If it was going to end up being an agonizing exercise of resistance, living on income in a final o...
Egan Bernal is the king of the Giro
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Egan Bernal is the king of the Giro

The Colombian performs a huge demonstration of power in what should be the queen stage, mutilated by the weather conditions.Bernal celebrates his victory on today's stage.Massimo PaoloneAPThere is no queen stage in the GiroBut there is an almighty king who crushes his rivals, even if no one sees him doing it. He never needed an emperor to have his people contemplate his battles to recognize the authority of his victories and he does not require it. Egan Bernal, who wins as he wants, who risks only what he needs and who reaches the finish line after taking off his raincoat. Let the whole world see his'pink sweater'and he pays tribute to him as a champion, because only a misfortune can take this Giro from him, that of his thunderous return, his great conquest. "I wanted to show that I'm b...
The Giro cuts its queen stage to a minimum due to bad weather
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The Giro cuts its queen stage to a minimum due to bad weather

The sixteenth stage of the Giro d'Italia, initially scheduled between Sacile and Cortina d'Ampezzo over 212 kilometers, changes its route and is reduced to 153 kilometers due to inclement weather at the start, according to the Movistar team on its social networks.The new route, whose departure is scheduled at 11.30 a.m. and arrival around 4.10 p.m., will no longer pass through the ports of Passo Fedaia and Pordoi (la Marmolada) but will count on the scoring passes through Crosetta and Giau, which passes will be the 'Cima Coppi' -the highest- of this edition.(function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="https://connect.facebook.net/es_ES/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.8&appId=279395918757488&status=true...
Rain, ambulances and abandonments before the Dolomites
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Rain, ambulances and abandonments before the Dolomites

Campenaerts prevails in Gorizia in a new stage of transition for the peloton, which loses Buchmann, sixth overallCampenaerts celebrates victory on stage 15.REUTERSEgan Bernal he feels strong and pletrician, each day more robust, each day closer to reaching Milan in pink, and the review of what remains of Giro further fuels his optimism. There are still four of the five high mountain stages scheduled for this edition and on this Monday, you will enter your terrain, a dolomatic 'tappone' with three peaks above 2,000 meters of altitude, almost the patio of your house. Marmolada, Pordoi and Giau for your use and enjoyment, unless someone dares to say otherwise. So far, no one has.Bernal is the undisputed patron of this Giro, a generous patron whose ambition is simply the 'pink jersey' and h...
Fortunato, Alberto Contador’s new dolphin, is enshrined in the mythical Zoncolán
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Fortunato, Alberto Contador’s new dolphin, is enshrined in the mythical Zoncolán

The 25-year-old Italian gives team Eolo a victory that serves to justify a season. Bernal certified his primacy in the high mountain and Evenepoel suffered againFortunato, winner on Mount Zoncoln.T. PelagalliAFPThe culmination of the torture resides at the top of Zoncoln, the most tremendous mountain, with vertical walls. There is nothing similar to its last three kilometers: the unevenness does not drop by 13% and ramps of 27% appear. An agonizing ascent, in which it is inevitable to twist from side to side of the road, with hardly any possibility of getting up from the saddle. A 40-minute hell, at the limit of human endurance, brutal psychological wear and tear. An event in which only cyclists can show off in a state of grace, such as Lorenzo Fortunato (25 years old), the Italian of...
Nizzolo prevails in the last massive arrival of the Giro
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Nizzolo prevails in the last massive arrival of the Giro

The Italian sprinter achieves the victory he had been chasing for years before the high mountain makes its appearanceNizzolo celebrates victory on stage 13 of the Giro.REUTERSVerona is a sacred city for Spanish cycling, as it was there that scar Freire won two of its three world championships, where Movistar celebrated its last victory to date in a Grand Tour, the 2019 Giro with Richard Carapaz. Verona has the scent of unexpected opportunities, of dreams fulfilled. Who would have thought that a Spaniard would win three world championships at the 'sprint' and also two of them in the same city? Who would have thought a couple of years ago that an Ecuadorian would win a Giro, against rivals like Roglic, Nibali or on compaero Landa?At this point in your sports career, Giacomo Nizzolo He beg...
Vendrame signs up for the Giro de los escapes successful
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Vendrame signs up for the Giro de los escapes successful

Six of the 11 online stages have ended with the triumph of an escape. Calm day among the favorites, marked by the abandonments of Soler and MasnadaAndrea Vendrame, during the sprint to victory.LUCA BETTINIAFPThe remains of 'sterrato' still remain attached to the peloton, more in the spirit and legs than in the bicycles, conveniently cleaned by the mechanics, those hard-working and silent workers who are activated while the rest of the caravan rests. So demanding and so tough was the stage on the dirt roads of Tuscany that nobody wants a fight, everyone raises the white flag and begs for a day of peace, not thinking about Friday, that it will be terrain for the sprinters to have one of his last chance, but on the weekend, with the Zoncolan looming in the distance. [Etapa 11: Narracin y cl...
The Spanish bad streak continues: Marc Soler leaves the Giro due to a fall
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The Spanish bad streak continues: Marc Soler leaves the Giro due to a fall

Movistar's Catalan rider was 11th overall, 3:19 behind leader Egan BernalMarc Soler, on the stage this Wednesday.LUCA BETTINIAFPThe misfortune continues to feed on with Spanish cycling in the Giro. After the abandonment of Mikel Landa in the fifth stage, this Thursday has been Marc Soler the one who has been forced to get off the bike, as confirmed by his team, Movistar. The Catalan rider was 11th overall, 3:19 behind the leader Egan Bernal, by far the best Spaniard in the race.Soler suffered a fall at the beginning of the twelfth stage between Siena and Bagno di Romagna. He was able to resume the march with severe pain in his left shoulder and side and was treated by the medical race car. After several kilometers, very off the hook of the squad, accompanied by his partner Albert Torre...
The ‘sterrato’ is Remco Evenepoel’s kryptonite
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The ‘sterrato’ is Remco Evenepoel’s kryptonite

The Belgian spends more than two minutes with Egan Bernal, who reinforces his 'pink jersey' in a tough stage in which the escaped Mauro Schmid prevails.Bernal, in one of his attacks in the sterrato.LUCA BETTINIAFPSo dazzling is it, so wonderfully unique, that it is sometimes overlooked that Remco Evenepoel is still 21 years old. That he has more to discover than he has given time to learn and that he is human, that he has limits like everyone else, although he is surely the most exceptional of all those who make a living from pedaling a bicycle. Never until this Wednesday had I faced a second week of racing, nor a rest day, nor a gymkhana on dirt sections. And in that Macedonian of circumstances and sensations Evenepoel found the kryptonite that in his first two years as a professional ...