Tour de France - Egan Bernal: Geraint said 'you can do your own race'
Jul 22 2019 05:43 am CET

Tour de France - Egan Bernal: Geraint said 'you can do your own race'
Tour de France - Egan Bernal: Geraint said 'you can do your own race'
Photo of Egan Bernal by Team INEOS

Egan Bernal remains on the top five of the General Classification and on top of the Young classification after the 15th stage of the Tour de France.

The Colombian remained with the favourites' group for most of the stage and when Thibaut Pinot made his move, he stayed at his wheel. But the Frenchman was too strong for the rider and dropped him along the climb, but Bernal managed to control the loses and arrived to the finish 51 seconds behind the day's winner Simon Yates.

"On the last two climbs we rode a really hard pace, in the final kilometres we were going full gas," Bernal said. "Before, G (Geraint Thomas) told me I could follow the moves and said ‘you can do your own race’. He said it’s better for us if we have two cards to play. Maybe if I follow Pinot and the other guys and if I am in their wheel, maybe they can’t continue [at the same pace]. I think the final was good though.

"I lost time in the TT and it changed nothing, yesterday he lost some time and it changed nothing and today again I moved closer. We have good communication between us, he’s really honest and I am too. If I am going full gas at some point in the race for sure I will talk with him. We need to win the race for Team INEOS, it’s not about Geraint or Egan, it is always about the team."






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