Egan Bernal not feeling pressure of leadership debut at Tour de France

The Colombian is sharing Ineos leadership with defending champion Geraint Thomas

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Egan Bernal says he's not feeling the pressure of leadership at the Tour de France this year, his first as a nominated leader of a team.

The 22-year-old only made his Grand Tour debut at the Tour de France last year, but such is his prodigious talent, he is already leading Team Ineos alongside defending champion Geraint Thomas.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).