Bernal confirms fourth overall at Tirreno

16 Mar 2021

Bernal confirms fourth overall at Tirreno

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Tirreno-Adriatico - Stage 7 » San Benedetto del Tronto ITT, 10.1km

Egan Bernal continued his consistent build-up to the Giro d'Italia with fourth place overall at Tirreno-Adriatico.

The Colombian was able to claw 14 seconds back on third placed Mikel Landa (Bahrain Victorious) but was unable to overhaul his rival over the short seaside course.

The tough week-long stage race threw everything at the riders, with Bernal demonstrating some attacking intent as early as the second stage. Unfortunate time loss on stage three made a podium more of a tough ask, but the Grenadier battled back well in Italy, with a fifth place finish on a brutally cold and energy sapping stage five.

He will now return to Colombia to continue his training and ramp up his work ahead of the Italian Grand Tour in May.

Elsewhere on the day Filippo Ganna clocked the third fastest time on the pan-flat course, 11 seconds back on stage winner Wout Van Aert (Jumbo-Visma). Geraint Thomas also set a strong time, missing out of a top 10 TT by tenths of a second.