Egan Bernal takes second place on return to racing

Bernal was in Italy for the Giro della Toscana but missed out on victory

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Tour de France champion Egan Bernal had a successful return to racing for the first time since August, taking second place in the Italian one day race Giro della Toscana - Memorial Alfredo Martini.

The Colombian last race as the Clásica San Sebastián following his win at the Tour, before taking time out from racing to celebrate his victory in his homeland.

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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).