The Colombian star had previously declared that he did not want to miss an opportunity to win the Tour by going up in support of the other leaders of Team Ineos, Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas.Bernal, who last season became the youngest Tour de France winner in modern times, said he had since spoken to Froome and Thomas and there was no bad blood there .
23-year-old man told Colombian newspaper Time: « [Froome] was not upset.
“We talked at the time. Froome’s comments came out and people thought he was angry with me, but he was not. He never got mad at me for what I said. “
Bernal said the winning trio for the Tour were friendly and they were all focused on the team that retained the yellow jersey.
The Ineos team is expected to transport the three former Tour winners to the postponed edition of the race next month – Froome, quadruple winner, Geraint Thomas, 2018 champion, and Bernal, defending title holder.
But the attention turned to the team’s conflicting ambitions, all three of them having expressed the desire to repeat the old glories.
Froome aims for a fifth record Tour win, declaring it will be “one of the biggest comeback stories in the sport” while Thomas said he aims to be in the best shape possible but will spend leadership functions if needed. .
Earlier this year, Bernal said he would not be willing to sacrifice himself for the Tour if he drove 100%.
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But with Froome’s return from a terrible leg break suffered at the Critérium du Dauphiné last year and rumors that the seven-time Grand Tour winner could switch teams for next season, Bernal remains the favorite.