Tour de France: Egan Bernal on the rise despite ceding precious seconds to main rival Roglic

Egan Bernal of Ineos Grenadiers pictured in action during stage nine of the 107th edition of the Tour de France cycling race from Pau to Laruns 153 km in France Sunday 06 September 2020 This years Tour de France was postponed due to the worldwide Covid19 pandemic The 2020 race starts in Nice on Saturday 29 August and ends on 20 September BELGA PHOTO YUZURU SUNADA Photo by YUZURU SUNADABELGA MAGAFP via Getty Images
Egan Bernal on the attack on the Col de Marie Blanque on stage 9 of the Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The final stage before the rest day of the 2020 Tour de France ended with another white jersey for Egan Bernal and with it another congratulatory bouquet, this time handed to a fan who had travelled from Colombia to see him compete.

But rather than more white jerseys, the Ineos Grenadiers leader, who lies second overall after stage 9 through the Pyrenees, is fully focussed on adding to his 2019 yellow jersey haul over the remaining 12 days of racing.

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Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix