Tour de France: Egan Bernal still dealing with back injury as Brailsford orders forward march

The British team boss puts his Ineos Grenadiers into forward gear and refuses to look back

Egan Bernal, Chris Froome and Dave Brailsford (Guillaume Horcajuelo/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

"I don't think you ever look backward," Dave Brailsford begins, leaving sentimentality at the door before beginning the 2020 Tour de France with the relative poverty of only one previous winner in his squad, having left both Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas at home, albeit only 30 minutes down the road in Monaco.

"Obviously we had a lot of success over the years and learned a lot together...but you always look at the current situation, you look forward."

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.