Lorenzo Fortunato climbs to victory in 14th stage, Egan Bernal holds on to chief’s jersey-Sports activities Information , Alenz

Lorenzo Fortunato climbs to victory in 14th stage, Egan Bernal holds on to chief’s jersey-Sports activities Information , Alenz

Colombian Egan Bernal of Ineos was the primary of the favourites to cross the end line to consolidate his maintain on the chief’s pink jersey.

Giro d'Italia 2021: Lorenzo Fortunato climbs to victory in 14th stage, Egan Bernal holds on to leader's jersey

Lorenzo Fortunato celebrates as he crosses the end line on the Giro d’Italia’s 14th stage. AP

Italy: Lorenzo Fortunato climbed to victory within the gruelling 14th stage of the Giro d’Italia on Saturday in foggy and chilly circumstances on the summit of Monte Zoncolan.

Colombian Egan Bernal of Ineos was the primary of the favourites to cross the end line to consolidate his maintain on the chief’s pink jersey.

Italian 25-year-old Fortunato, using for the Eolo-Kometa group, completed 26sec forward of Slovenian Jan Tratnik with Italian Alessandro Covi third at 59sec to assert his maiden profession victory.

Bernal completed fourth at 1min 43sec to realize time on his rivals.

Britain’s Simon Yates moved second general 1min 33sec behind the 2019 Tour de France winner, with Italy’s Damiano Caruso third at 1min 51sec.

Russian Aleksander Vlasov misplaced over a minute on Bernal on the ultimate climb to lose second place general with Belgian Remco Evenepoel additionally dropping 1min 30sec.

The stage lined 205km from Cittadella to Monte Zoncolan on the border with Austria with a last kilometre the place the gradient was at instances greater than 20 p.c.

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