Bernal survives Jumbo-Visma onslaught at Tour de l’Ain as Froome and Thomas lose ground

SAINTVULBAS FRANCE AUGUST 08 Egan Arley Bernal Gomez of Colombia and Team INEOS Breakaway during the 32nd Tour de LAin 2020 Stage 2 a 141km stage from Lagnieu to Llex MontsJura 896m tourdelain TOURDELAIN TDA on August 08 2020 in SaintVulbas France Photo by Justin SetterfieldGetty Images
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Egan Bernal (Team Ineos) was outnumbered and outgunned on stage 2 of the Tour de l’Ain but the Tour de France contender held firm in the face of a dominant ride from Jumbo Visma to remain in contention ahead of Sunday’s final and most difficult stage.

Jumbo-Visma put the hammer down with 35km to go on stage 2 and dropped all but a handful of their riders on the Col des Menthières with Robert Gesink and Tom Dumoulin ensuring that Bernal lost Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome.

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