Egan Bernal 'doesn't need to attack on every Giro d'Italia mountain stage' as he strengthens hold on maglia rosa atop Monte Zoncolan

The Colombian followed Yates' move in the final kilometres of stage 14, the Brit towing the race leader away from their other GC rivals

Egan Bernal
(Image credit: Getty)

Egan Bernal says he doesn't need to attack on every mountain stage at the 2021 Giro d'Italia, which is true, as the Colombian simply followed Simon Yates' attack up the Monte Zoncolan on stage 14 to double his lead in the general classification and further cement his hold on the maglia rosa.

The 2019 Tour de France winner eventually left Yates behind, picking off remnants of the breakaway up to the summit, finishing fourth as Lorenzo Fortunato won the stage.

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