'He needs to be aggressive': Egan Bernal must continue to attack in the mountains to win Giro d'Italia, says former manager

The Colombian's former manager Pablo Mazuera says he can take two minutes on a single climb if his back injury holds out

Egan Bernal on stage 10 of the 2021 Giro d'Italia
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Providing his back injury doesn’t once again worsen, Egan Bernal can put two minutes into his rivals in one single stage when the Giro d’Italia reaches the high mountains, according to the Colombian’s mentor.

At the first rest day, the Ineos Grenadiers rider sits atop the general classification standings with a 14-second lead to Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s Remco Evenepoel.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.