Egan Bernal 'empty' after Giro victory, doesn't think he'll be able to race Tour de France

The Colombian declares himself 'back in the game' alongside the likes of Roglič and Pogačar, saying he felt lost after 2019 Tour victory

Egan Bernal
(Image credit: Getty)

It's a cruel aspect of professional sport that almost as soon as you've secured one victory people immediately begin asking you about the next.

Egan Bernal had barely climbed off his time trial bike, having secured the Giro d'Italia maglia rosa in Milan, before facing questions as to whether he'll race the Tour de France in a few weeks, or maybe try and win the Vuelta a España later in the season.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.