Damiano Caruso: Seeing Egan Bernal suffering just like me was good for morale

The second-place rider in the Giro d'Italia matched a struggling Bernal and took back a few seconds on day 17

Damiano Caruso on stage 17 of the Giro d'Italia
(Image credit: Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

Damiano Caruso said seeing Egan Bernal suffering at the Giro d’Italia was “good for morale.” 

Stage 17 of the 2021 Giro revealed the first cracks in Bernal, as he was dropped by an attacking Simon Yates (BikeExchange) and desperately fought his way to the summit of Sega di Ala to limit time losses.  

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