'I wanted to show I'm back in the game': No answers to Egan Bernal as maglia rosa stamps his authority on Giro d'Italia

The race leader launched a devastating attack on the Passo Giau to strengthen his hold on pink

Egan Bernal attacks on the 2021 Giro d'Italia stage 16
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Egan Bernal says he "wanted to do something special" on the Giro d'Italia's stage over the Passo Giau, which he won with a devastating attack.

While live TV audiences may have missed it thanks to the struggling TV coverage in the Dolomites, Bernal was simply unmatched as he attacked 4km from the top of the climb and 21km from the line.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).