Egan Bernal identifies Primoz Roglic as chief Tour de France rival

Bernal and Roglič at the 2019 Giro dell'Emilia (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Egan Bernal (Team Ineos) has identified Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) as his chief rival for the 2020 Tour de France, and has outlined the need to attack early in the race in order to create a buffer ahead of the final time trial.

Bernal won the Tour de France last year after divesting Julian Alaphilippe of the yellow jersey in the Alps in the final week. Roglic did not ride the Tour but placed third at the Giro d’Italia before winning the Vuelta a España, confirming his breakthrough as a Grand Tour rider. 

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