The Giro in brief
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Living up to the expectations on the eve of the Giro d’Italia, Egan Bernal eventually soared to overall victory in Piazza Duomo. Before that, he took two hard-fought, well-earned stage wins, on the off-road summit finish of Campo Felice (where he took the leader’s jersey, never letting go of it since then) and in Cortina d’Ampezzo, after dropping all of his opponents along the Passo di Giau. The world champion, Filippo Ganna, claimed the opening and the final time trial stages. Lorenzo Fortunato sealing an amazing solo win on the top of the Zoncolan and Damiano Caruso taking second overall are just some of the outstanding and surprising achievements in between. Coming to sprinters, Peter Sagan took one stage and the Maglia Ciclamino on the final podium in Milan, Caleb Ewan won two sprints, and Tim Merlier and Giacomo Nizzolo took the two remaining stages suited to fast wheels. As for the remaining pages of the Giro, strong stage hunters like Simon Yates, Dan Martin, Alberto Bettiol and Victor Campenaerts left their mark.