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Egan Bernal’s final exam before the Tour de France

Egan Bernal's final exam before the Tour de France

Egan Bernal is pedaling with love. The Ineos runner is carrying out his sports recovery in the best way. At the Dauphiné Critérium he has shown that little by little he can return to his maximum level. His body, one of the great doubts of the Colombian runner and the British team, is responding. His pedaling cadence returned and that is exciting.

All the medical team and the affection of his family are leading him to the path of the elite, to the one from which he does not want to come out as a winner. The Giro d’Italia and Tour de France champion is winning the Ineos exam so that he can be in the Grande Boucle, surely as a gregarious.

Good feelings for Egan Bernal at the Dauphiné Critérium

He has been resisting the strong pace set by the peloton for a week. In addition, despite losing time in the general classification, in the time trial he resisted and was much better than several candidates strong like Mikel Landa and Jonathan Castroviejo. In the first mid-mountain test, He also complied and even attacked to fight for the second place of the day. He tried and although he felt without confidence in the final meters, he gave great sensations.

“I had a good feeling, but I lacked a bit of confidence and I was afraid of the pace that I could put forward. I feel like I did it right, but this is all part of learning, that it seemed like something new to me.but I feel good with the performance so far,” he said after his great attempt that not only surprised the broadcast but also his teammates.

On stage 3 he also did a very good job of endurance. Egan Bernal endured the strong rhythm with which the stage took place. The favorites pushed hard and even Daniel Felipe Martínez suffered, staying a few seconds. The 26-year-old racer never broke away from the main group.

The queen stage could decide his participation in the Tour de France

Ineos has said that he does not want to rush with the Colombian. Bernal also confirmed it at the start of this competition. There’s a little less than a month left and they’ll be looking at all levels of performance. The queen stage of the Dauphiné Critérium could leave many conclusions for the British squad ahead of the Tour de France. Daniel Martínez is his main card, but Egan’s level could change decisions.

“If you’re not sure you’re okay, it’s the worst race. I want to be there, but not at all costs. I am focusing on the Dauphiné from time to time and then we will make a decisionBernal said.

How is the queen stage?

This will be the queen stage of the Dauphiné CritériumDauphine Criterium

The queen stage has a 147.9-kilometre route between Porte-de-Savoie and the high finish at Col de la Croix de Fer. It will be a quiet start the first port they will meet will be the Col de la Madeleine, Hors Categorie port with its 25.1 kilometers at 6.2%. Then, it will have a very hard descent. The second climb will be on the Col du Mollard which is 18.5km at 5.8 percent. The final ascent will be at the Col de la Croix de Fer, first category with its 13.1 kilometers at 6.2%.

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