Egan Bernal wins the 104th Giro d’Italia, Filippo Ganna wins Stage 21

Egan Bernal wins the 104th Giro d’Italia, Filippo Ganna wins Stage 21

Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) has won the 104th Giro d’Italia, wearing the last Maglia Rosa of the race as the General Classification leader and has lifted the Trofeo Senza Fine. Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) and Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange) finished second and third.

Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) won Stage 21, 30.3km, the Senago – Milano Tissot ITT. Rémi Cavagna (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) and Edoardo Affini (Jumbo-Visma) finished second and third, respectively.

GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1 – Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers)
2 – Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious) at 1’29”
3 – Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange) at 4’15”

Speaking seconds after the stage finish, the overall winner Egan Bernal said: “I can’t believe what’s happening, I have just won the Giro d’Italia, I really have no words. I have had two difficult years with some problems that I hope to have put behind me with this success. The Maglia Rosa is special and the Giro is the most beautiful race in the world. I have no words to describe everything I feel. In this race I found the freedom to ride as I like, I will never forget these three weeks.”

The stage winner Filippo Ganna said: “To win my fifth ITT in the Giro is fantastic. Today I also beat bad luck, I had a puncture but I managed to change the bike really fast, like an F1 pit stop. As a team, we brought home a beautiful result. Egan Bernal did something wonderful that has been built over these last three weeks. We worked hard to keep Egan always at the front of the peloton: this Maglia Rosa is a success for the whole team and thanks to Egan for having finished it all off in the best possible way.”