Bernal tips Roglic as biggest Tour rival: Daily News Digest
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With about four months to go until the start of the Tour de France, the oddsmakers are liking Egan Bernal as the top favorite, but beyond that it’s a pretty open field of contenders.
Any prognosticators out there may be interested to know, then, that the defending champ himself has weighed in on the debate. In an interview with El Tiempo this week, Bernal said that he sees 2019 Vuelta a España winner Primoz Roglic as his top rival for this year’s Tour.
For sure, the Slovenian looks like a real challenger. More generally, the battle of the tridents between Ineos and Jumbo-Visma is shaping up to be a good one – although could it be another member of either team that ends up on the top step of the Tour podium? Or perhaps neither?
We’re looking forward to seeing the favorites do battle in the months ahead.
Until next time, readers!
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“He is a rider that has won the respect of everyone in the peloton,” Bernal said. “He was number one in the rankings last year, he won the Vuelta a España, he was on the podium in the Giro d’Italia, he does well in the time trial, he climbs well, he’s very consistent.”
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Today’s featured image of Egan Bernal in time trial mode at the Tour de France comes from Cor Vos.