Bernal tempted by mountainous 2020 Giro d'Italia

Tour de France 2020, Chris Froome and Egan Bernal
Tour de France 2020, Chris Froome and Egan Bernal (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Egan Bernal is yet to make a decision on his Grand Tour plans for 2020, but described the recently-unveiled route for the Giro d’Italia as "really special" and also claimed it would be a "big honour" to help his teammate Chris Froome win a record-equalling fifth Tour de France title.

Bernal finds himself with something of a dilemma. Returning to the Tour de France as defending champion with number one on his back is an obvious draw, but he clearly likes the route of the mountainous Giro d'Italia and has strong links to Italy, having lived there when he first moved to Europe.

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.