Tour de France - Egan Bernal looks forward to do Colombian-style climbing in the Alps
Jul 24 2019 02:48 am CET

Tour de France - Egan Bernal looks forward to do Colombian-style climbing in the Alps
Tour de France - Egan Bernal looks forward to do Colombian-style climbing in the Alps
Photo of Egan Bernal by Team INEOS

Team Ineos' Egan Bernal has finished the 16th stage of the Tour de France with the peloton and has kept the fifth place in the General Classification.

On a day in which Geraint Thomas suffered a crash without consequences, the Colombian rider was kept safely in the pack and arrived to the finish line with the rest of the favourites for the General Classification. The rider remains in the fifth position of the overall standings, at two minutes and two seconds from Julian Alaphilippe.

"It’s been a very hot day and I noticed it, although I must admit that I enjoy this kind of conditions," said Bernal at the end of the stage. "As far as Geraint Thomas is concerned, he’s fine.

"He crashed but with no consequence and I don’t think he’ll suffer from it in the coming days. We’re approaching the Alps. The climbs there are longer and steeper. They’re more of the Colombian style of climbing. I’m ready and I feel good. However, we’re in the third week and anything can happen. Team Ineos is solid but other teams will have to handle some responsibilities too."




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