Egan Bernal wins stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia and increases his lead in the GC

Egan Bernal wins stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia and increases his lead in the GC

Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) has gone solo to win Stage 16 of the 104th Giro d’Italia, 153km from Sacile to Cortina d’Ampezzo. Romain Bardet (Team DSM) and Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) finished second and third, respectively.

The Maglia Rosa Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) increases his lead in the general classification.

STAGE RESULTS
1 – Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) – 153 km in 4h22’41”, average speed 34.947km/h
2 – Romain Bardet (Team DSM) at 27″
3 – Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) s.t.
4 – Giulio Ciccone(Trek-Segafredo) at 1’18”
5 – Hugh Carthy (EF Education – Nippo) at 1’19”

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 – Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers)
2 – Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) at 2’24”
3 – Hugh Carthy (EF Education – Nippo) at 3’40”
4 – Aleksandr Vlasov (Astana – Premier Tech) at 4’18”
5 – Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange) at 4’20”

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the stage winner and Maglia Rosa Egan Bernal said: “This is a great victory, winning wearing the Maglia Rosa is special and I wanted to show it. Today I wanted to do something special, to show I am back in the game. It was a hard stage also because of the weather, but I had the right mentality from the beginning of the stage. I was ready to suffer and we did it. I’m super happy!”