Egan Bernal: 'I'm not afraid to lose the Giro d'Italia, Sky will keep paying me the same'

The Colombian says he is not feeling the pressure ahead of leading Team Sky at the 2019 Giro

Egan Bernal at the 2019 Tour Colombia (Photo by Maximiliano Blanco/Getty Images)

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Twenty-two-year-old Egan Bernal will lead Team Sky at the Giro d'Italia this May, but says he feels no pressure because the team will pay him regardless of his result.

Bernal signed with Team Sky for 2018 and won the Tour of California before making his Grand Tour debut helping Geraint Thomas win the Tour de France. Now, the British super-team are giving the Colombian leadership responsibilities for the Italian Grand Tour, which runs from May 11 to June 2.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.