“After again not being able to ride for 3 weeks due to a stupid fall in Argentina, We started a training process in which there have been ups and downs but always with the mentality of returning to my best version”, commented Egan Bernal after confirming his return to competition in the Tour of Catalonia that will take place from Monday, March 20 to Sunday, March 26. same month. One of the most motivated with the Colombian’s return is his teammate at INEOS, Geraint Thomas, who will accompany him in the race along with five other runners.
Egan’s wish is to return to his best version and be able to comply with the rest of the calendar defined for the season, His focus is the Tour de France and although for now there is speculation about his participation there, the most important thing is that he will return to the road to score points in the UCI ranking and regain confidence.
“Setting a race number again next week. Roll in Catalonia with Egan and the boys”published Thomas who also finished his preparation for the competition, second of the year after having participated in the Tour Down Under that was in January and where he was in 88th place overall.
In addition to Thomas, INEOS will have Jonathan Castroviejo (Spain), Ethan Hayter (UK), Luke Plapp (Australia), Salvatore Puccio (Italy), Geraint Thomas (UK) and Ben Tulett (UK) in the race. There will be 7 stages that the runners will have to face to meet the successor to Sergio Higuita, who won it in 2022.
The Tour of Catalonia defined the route where the mountains will be the protagonist. There will be only two with a flat profile, two of medium mountains and the rest with high ends.