Bernal: On the Tour de France, it is still the strongest rider who wins


Egan Bernal (Team Ineos) has reiterated his desire to win multiple editions of the Tour de France and said that his status of champion in title, will neither help nor hinder her chances in the race this year.The 23-year-old is set to line up at the resumption of the 2020 Tower, as part of the Ineos team which will include the 2018 champion Geraint Thomas and four-time winner, Chris Froome if the British is not to make a mid-season transfer to avoid a battle of leadership with Bernal.

It will be Bernal in the third Round of the appearance, having made his debut as a teammate of luxury two years ago, when he finished 15th.

In an interview with France TV Sport program Stage 2 program, filmed in Zipaquirá, Colombia, at the beginning of this year, Bernal was recognized that it was going to start Visiting more and more attention than before.

“I’m not going to have the effect of surprise this year. The public and the riders – everyone is going to follow me a little closer,” Bernal said. “But it doesn’t matter if you’re the favorite or not. On a race like the Tour de France, it is still the strongest rider who wins.”

Bernal, who began his professional career in Italy with Gianni Savio’s Androni Giocattoli team, has hinted at the prospect of making his Giro d’italia debut in 2021, but he said Stage 2 its overall ambition was to earn more editions of the Tour de France.

“There is nothing more important than winning the Tour de France so, the next thing is to win another Tour de France,” Bernal said.

“It is like a drug. Once you have tried it, you want more and more. You can never have enough. When you win a Round, you want to win a second, and a third and a fourth… You want to earn more and to set a record.”

Bernal is scheduled to travel from Europe to board a charter flight to Madrid on July 19, with fellow Colombian professionals, and he is set to tour with three stage races in France – The Road of Occitania (August 1-4), the Tour de l’ain (August 7-9) and the Critérium du Dauphiné (from 12 to 16 August) – before the Tour Great Start in Nice the 29th of August.

“I want to provide the spectacle that the public expects and to be up to the level of the race,” Bernal said. “I’m going to give the best of myself.”


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