'Nothing ever happened': Egan Bernal dismisses rumours of unhappiness at Ineos

The Colombian says at the time he didn't want to be drawn into speculation over his future at the British team

Egan Bernal
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Egan Bernal has squashed rumours he is unhappy at Ineos Grenadiers, as he looks toward a return to the Tour de France in 2022, a year when he hopes he will finally have got his back problems under control and be able to regain his Tour-winning form of 2019 and challenge the Slovenian duo of Tadej Pogačar and Primož Roglič.

"No no no no. But it is not [like that], really," Bernal tells Spanish newspaper Marca of whether he fell out with his British trade team at this year's Vuelta a España, where he could only muster a sixth overall finish. "With Yates I got along super well. He seems like a super calm person to me. A classy cyclist. I really liked him. I think it was the first race I did with him and it was all great. There is no problem, really."

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