Egan Bernal: If I win the Giro d'Italia with one second or two minutes for me it would be the same

The pink jersey lost contact with Simon Yates and João Almeida on the steepest part of the final climb and lost about a minute

Dani Martínez tries to motivate Egan Bernal on stage 17 of the Giro d'Italia 2021
(Image credit: Luca Bettini/Getty Images)

Egan Bernal says he is happy that he didn't lose too much time to Simon Yates in the closing kilometres of stage 17 at the Giro d'Italia 2021 after showing his first signs of weakness.

Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) has looked untouchable throughout this race in inclement weather with Yates (BikeExchange) looking in poor form when the weather was bad. But stage 17 saw bright sunshine all day.

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