Remco Evenepoel sheds over two minutes to Egan Bernal on Giro d'Italia gravel stage

The Belgian struggled through the final 25km of stage 11 as Bernal extended his overall lead

Remco Evenepoel and Joao Almeida at the 2021 Giro d'Italia
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Remco Evenepoel (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) suffered a huge dent to his Giro d'Italia 2021 overall hopes as he lost over two minutes to race leader Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) on stage 11.

The 21-year-old didn't look comfortable on the gravel sectors in the final 70km of the 162km stage in Tuscany as Ineos Grenadiers drove the pace, and was eventually dropped from the pink jersey group on the final gravel sector with around 20km to go.

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