Egan Bernal has secured the Giro d’Italia title after holding on to his overall lead in the closing time trial in Milan.
The Ineos Grenadiers rider began the final stage with a 1min 59sec lead over surprise challenger Damiano Caruso (Bahrain Victorious), and held on comfortably, losing only 30 seconds to Caruso and winning his second grand tour.
Britain’s Simon Yates (Team BikeExchange) finished third, 4m 15s behind Bernal. Yates had managed to take 90 seconds out of Bernal’s lead in the late mountain stages but gave time back to the Colombian on Saturday’s final climb of the Alpe Motta.
Sicily’s Caruso won the penultimate stage, but never looked likely to catch Bernal in Milan. Die 2019 Tour de France winner has dominated the race in Italy, holding on to the leader’s pink jersey from stage nine to the finish line.
Bernal’s Ineos teammate Filippo Ganna won Sunday’s time trial, beating Rémi Cavagna (Deceuninck–Quick-Step) deur 12 seconds despite a mid-race bike change.