Five talking points from stage six of the Giro d’Italia 2021

Bahrain Victorious strike back, Egan Bernal on the attack again, as some favourites lose time - the biggest moments from a thrilling stage

The jersey leaders after stage six of the Giro
The jersey leaders after stage six of the Giro
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Bahrain Victorious strike back after loss of Landa 

It was hard not to be moved by the image of Bahrain Victorious crossing the line on stage five of the Giro d’Italia 2021, dejected, frustrated, and tired.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.