Egan Bernal intends to race both the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia in 2020

The Tour champion looks towards a Grand Tour double

Egan Bernal on stage 20 of the Tour de France 2019 (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Egan Bernal has indicated he would like to race both the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia in 2020, as the 2019 Tour champion looks to add to his Grand Tour victories at the age of just 22.

"What I would like to do would be to race the Giro and then go to the Tour," when Bernal is asked by Spanish newspaper AS about his plans for next season. "I am super excited about the possibility of riding the Giro. It is a very beautiful race and I lived in Italy for two years.

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