Jan Tratnik takes breakaway victory on Giro d'Italia 2020 stage 16

Race leader João Almeida was able to grab two seconds to extend his overall lead

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Jan Tratnik (Bahrain-McLaren) took his maiden Grand Tour victory on stage 16 of the Giro d'Italia 2020, attacking Ben O'Connor (NTT) on the final ascent in the last kilometre of the stage and holding on for victory.

Both had been part of the day's huge 28-man breakaway, but Tratnik was able to go out solo with around 37km to go having gone clear of the main group with Manuele Boaro (Astana) with over 50km remaining.

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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).