Tour de France: Egan Bernal still not fully recovered from his back injury

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Egan Bernal and his Ineos Grenadiers team on stage at the Tour de France team presentation (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Ineos Grenadiers leader Egan Bernal has admitted that he his still feeling the effects of the back injury that took him out of the Critérium du Dauphiné last month.

The defending Tour de France champion heads into Saturday’s Grand Départ as one of the main race favourites but with Jumbo-Visma flying in recent weeks, the Colombian rider is still working his way towards his best form.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.