Five talking points from stage nine of the Giro d'Italia 2021

Bernal back on top, Simon Yates plays the long game, as GC race is wide open - don't miss these key moments from a tense stage

Egan Bernal on his way to stage victory at the Giro d'Italia
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Bernal is back to his best

Has Egan Bernal at last put his back problems behind him?

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Stephen Puddicombe is a freelance journalist for Cycling Weekly, who regularly contributes to our World Tour racing coverage with race reports, news stories, interviews and features. Outside of cycling, he also enjoys writing about film and TV - but you won't find much of that content embedded into his CW articles.