Bernal calls for calm after Froome and Thomas are dropped in Tour de l'Ain

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Egan Bernal (Team Ineos) at the finish line on stage 3 of the Tour de l'Ain (Image credit: Bettini)

Egan Bernal (Team Ineos) called for calm at the finish of the Tour de l'Ain, despite finishing second to his main Tour de France rival, Primož Roglič, and seeing his team outclassed on every stage of the three-day race.

Roglič finished second, first and first again in the race to seal the overall by 18 seconds with Nairo Quintana rounding out the podium, and while the Tour de France is several weeks away it was the nature of Roglič's domination – and that of his team Jumbo Visma – that stood out.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.