Egan Bernal: Tour de France will be my first and only serious goal

Egan Bernal
Egan Bernal at the 2019 Tour de France (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Having already taken podiums at both the Colombian National Championships road race and time trial, reigning Tour de France champion Egan Bernal kicks off his stage race season in his home country at the Tour Colombia 2.1 next week, the first step on the road to a defence of his 2019 Tour de France title.

The Team Ineos rider was recently nominated for the 'Breakthrough of the Year' prize at the prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards – held on February 17 – after his triumph. The 23-year-old follows in the footsteps of teammate Geraint Thomas, who was nominated the previous year.

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