Egan Bernal secures Giro d'Italia overall as team-mate Filippo Ganna claims final stage 21 time trial

The Colombian made his way around the Milan time trial course to confirm his maglia rosa, and second career Grand Tour victory

Egan Bernal
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Egan Bernal has won the 2021 Giro d'Italia after making his way through the final stage 21 time trial in Milan to secure the maglia rosa.

The Colombian crossed the line with his arms raised in celebration, not rushing as he finished a couple of minutes down on stage winner and team-mate Filippo Ganna, the world time trial champion having won all five of the time trial stages at the past two Italian Grand Tours.

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