Egan Bernal stops training with uncertainty over Tour de France

Egan Bernal
Egan Bernal (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Egan Bernal (Team Ineos) has argued that, should racing resume this summer, it would be better to try and delay the Tour de France from its usual July slot to ensure that all the favourites can reach it in similar condition.

"This enforced stop is affecting all of us, even for the Tour de France if it happens in July because one or another contender may not be up to it for then as their build-ups will be different," the defending Tour champion said during a Instagram live session organised by the Colombian Cycling Federation.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.