Egan Bernal renews with INEOS Grenadiers until 2026

“New year. New contract. Same goal. We are delighted to announce that Egan Bernal has signed a new long-term agreement.”, thus announced the INEOS Grenadiersthe renewal of the Colombian’s bond with the team for five more years. “It is very important to sign this new contract. I am very happy in this team.”.

Egan showed his joy at continuing on a team that he believes supported him through difficult times. “I am very proud of the team, the staff, and I am signing now for my most important years. They will be my best years and I want to spend this time with this team“, affirmed to the official page of INEOS Grenadiers.

For INEOS, Bernal’s continuity is key, thanks to the fact that they have seen his progress as a cyclist for five years. “In 2018, Bernal made the leap from Pro Continental to the WorldTour team with the then Team Sky. Just one year later, he won the 2019 Tour de France at the age of 21, making him the youngest rider to take the Jaune Jersey and achieved a historic victory for Colombia. Added the 2021 pink jersey at the 2021 Giro d’Italia to his track record and delivered the team’s 12th Grand Tour victory“.

Tour de France 2022, main objective for Egan

“I really want to get back on the Tour. I skipped the Giro last year, but it seems like it’s been a long time since I’ve been on the Tour. So I’m very excited for this year.. I want to come back preparing very well, with a good team and being there to really enjoy the race “, Bernal said.

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In November of the previous year he had already stated that this would be his main objective for the season. “It is time to return to resume the path we found in 2019 and from which we have separated a bit.”

INEOS Grenadiers and their trust in Egan

“We have seen Egan really grow in the last four years with the team. He has shown time and again that he has phenomenal talent. It has also shown that in tough times, you have a great deal of courage to get up, take a chance, and go again.. As a grenadier and as a teammate, you can’t ask for much more than that. This season is going to be very competitive. Egan and the entire team are motivated to come in and out fighting, “added Rod Ellingworth, deputy team principal.

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