Froome, Bernal, Thomas all told to prepare for Tour de France leadership

Bernal, Thomas, and Froome at the 2018 Tour (Image credit: Getty Images)

Team Ineos are making no early promises about Tour de France leadership, with Chris Froome, Egan Bernal, and Geraint Thomas all "encouraged" to prepare to lead the line this summer. 

A decision will only be taken down the line, presumably after racing recommences in July, based on each rider's form and the team's strategy for the race. 

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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.