Simon Yates takes Giro d'Italia 2021 stage 19 victory as Egan Bernal keeps firm grip on pink

Bernal limited the gap to Yates well on the stage's summit finish

Simon Yates wins stage 19 of the Giro d'Italia 2021
(Image credit: Luca Bettini/Getty Images)

Simon Yates showed he has the best climbing legs in the final week of the Giro d'Italia 2021, winning stage 19 with an attack on the day's summit finish. Yates gained almost half a minute on Egan Bernal, who keeps control of the pink jersey.

Yates (BikeExchange) was the second rider to attack after João Almeida (Deceuninck - Quick-Step), eventually going clear solo to take the stage win.

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