Egan Bernal, 2019 Tour champion, faces a key season in his career. After breaking in with force and dominate the calendar with 22 years (conquered Paris-Nice, Switzerland, Tour and Piemonte), 2020 was a campaign with little shine and ballast for injuries. He only won in Occitania and left in defense of his title in the Grande Boucle due to back problems, derived from a scoliosis in the spine. For 2021 said he was preparing for a new attempt at the Tour, but seems to have changed his mind in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport.
In December, he assured in different media in his country that his objective was to regain his throne in Paris. After turning 24 on the 13th, he confirms in La Gazzetta that his goal will be the Giro d’Italia: “I would very much like to be there, yes. I recently assured in Colombia that I was training for the Tour. But the Giro is first on the calendar, and in my head the number one option is to be at the start. It would be something special. ” Bernal arrived in Europe through an Italian squad, the Androni, and he has “a special affection for Italy”.
Even so, Ineos has not made official the calendar of its leaders. Al bernal margin, David Brailsford debe square the programs of Tao Geoghegan Hart, winner of the Giro in 2020, Richard Carapaz, second of the Vuelta of 2020, Geraint Thomas, champion of the Tour of 2018, and the new signings: Adam Yates and Richie Porte, initially hired as secondary, but who also hoped to have their opportunities in one of the big three.
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