Egan Bernal says team told him not to wait for Geraint Thomas on the Tourmalet

The Colombian admitted that he doesn't know if they can win the Tour de France, but that he will work for Thomas' GC ambitions if asked to

Egan Bernal finishing stage 14 of the Tour de France 2019 (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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It was a day to forget for Ineos at the Tour de France 2019, and how many times has anyone been able to say that over the past seven Tours de France, when the British squad have taken home six yellow jerseys?

Despite race leader Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) hanging onto the group of favourites up the Tourmalet, it was looking to be a good day as Ineos' Geraint Thomas and Egan Bernal approached the summit finish line alongside Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) and Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma) amongst others.

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