'The country believes in him again': View from Colombia on whether Egan Bernal can win 2022 Tour de France

Bernal won the Tour in 2019 but didn't race in the 2021 edition

Egan Bernal
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News that Egan Bernal will target the Tour de France in 2022 has been greeted with optimism in his native Colombia, where there's belief that he can topple defending champion Tadej Pogačar.

The Ineos Grenadiers rider won the Tour in 2019 aged just 22 but failed to defend his title the following year after suffering from a back injury. He returned to form this spring by winning the Giro d'Italia comfortably.

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