Bernal and Thomas positive about future goals after testing day at Tirreno-Adriatico

PRATI DI TIVO ITALY MARCH 13 Mikel Landa Meana of Spain and Team Bahrain Victorious Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia and UAE Team Emirates White Best Young Rider Jersey Egan Arley Bernal Gomez of Colombia and Team INEOS Grenadiers during the 56th TirrenoAdriatico 2021 Stage 4 a 148km stage from Terni to Prati di Tivo 1450m TirrenoAdriatico on March 13 2021 in Prati di Tivo Italy Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) puts in an attack on Prati di Tivo on stage 4 of Tirreno-Adriatico (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Ineos Grenadiers put their plan of attack into action on stage 4 of Tirreno-Adriatico, but ended the day empty handed after attacks from team leaders Egan Bernal and Geraint Thomas didn't stick on the summit finish of Prati di Tivo.

The pair crossed the line in 11th and 12th place, 58 seconds behind stage winner and new race leader Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) while also losing time to Jumbo-Visma's all-rounder Wout van Aert, a rider who wouldn't normally be out-climbing two Tour de France winners.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, joining in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Before joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.

Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, Road World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Demi Vollering, and Remco Evenepoel. Their favourite races are the Giro d'Italia, Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix.

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