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Giro d’Italia: Bernal wins the Trofeo Senza Fine
Having led the race since his victory on the 9th stage, Egan Bernal dominated the 104th Giro d’Italia. Then the 24-year-old Colombian succeeded in adding a prestigious victory at the end of the 16th stage to Cortina d’Ampezzo in appalling weather conditions. In the final days, even stage victories by Simon Yates (3rd in the GC) and Damiano Caruso (2nd in the GC), did not prevent Bernal from taking his second Grand Tour victory after winning the Tour de France (2019). Seven years after Nairo Quintana, he is the second Colombian to lift the Trofeo Senza Fine in victory. “During the final time trial, I was focused on my effort. But in the last straight section, I saw all the flags of Colombia and I understood that I had won. It’s indescribable.”
The results: 1. Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) ; 2. Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious); 3. Simon Yates (Bike Exchange)
Stages won by: Filippo Ganna and Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) ; Tom Merlier (Alpecin Fenix) ; Taco Van Der Hoorn (Intermarché Wanty Gobert Matériaux) ; Jose Dombrowski (UAE Team Emirates) ; Gino Mader and Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) ; Victor Lafay (Cofidis Solutions Credits); Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) ; Mauro Schmid, Giaccomo Nizzolo and Victor Campenaerts (Qhubeka Assos); Peter Sagan (Bora Hansgrohe); Andrea Vendrame (AG2R CITROËN TEAM); Lorenzo Fortunato (Eolo Kometa); Dan Martin (Israël Start-Up Nation) ; Alberto Bettiol (Education – Nippo) ; Simon Yates (Bike Exchange) ;
Grand Prix Herning: Victory for Kristensen
Having taken second in the Danish national time trial championship last year, Mads Ostergaard Kristensen won the Grand Prix Herning. The 23-year-old on Team ColoQiuick won in a two-up sprint against compatriot Magnus Bak Klaris.
Results: 1. Mads Ostergaard Kristensen (ColoQuick) ; 2. Magnus Bak Klaris (CP :Play-Giant) ; 3. Niklas Larsen (Uno-X Pro Cycling Team)
Critérium du Dauphiné (Fra): Van Moer believed in himself
The Critérium du Dauphiné opened on the roads of the Auvergne around Issoire. And this first day was marked by Bren Van Moer‘s impressive coup. Having been among the riders in the early breakaway, the Belgian from the Lotto Soudal was never recaptured by the peloton ! At 23, he posted his first professional victory and took possession of the leader’s jersey.
Results: 1. Bren Van Moer (Lotto Soudal) ; 2. Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain Victorious) ; 3. Clément Venturini (AG2R CITROËN TEAM)
The races to come
Critérium du Dauphiné (Fra), 30/05-06/06, www.criterium-du-dauphine.fr/en
Course de la Paix Grand Prix Jeseníky (RTC), 3-6/06, www.jesenickacyklisticka.cz
Tour de Suisse (Suisse), 6-13/06, www.tourdesuisse.ch
Rund um Köln (Ger), 6/06, www.rundumkoeln.de