"Things happen for a reason," Alberto Contador told Egan Bernal after the fall that prevented him from running the Giro. "This, although now it seems very negative, can make you win your first Tour," warned the Spanish champion. The Colombian was training for the Italian race when the collarbone fractured. There was a week left until the start of the Giro, the first race in which Bernal was to act as leader of the Ineos team. And the planning of the season suddenly changed.
Ineos decided that Bernal would run the Tour to help Thomas, winner of last year, and Froome, four winner of the French race. But Froome fractured the femur in a fall in the Tour of Switzerland and Bernal "ascended" to be the second choice of the British team in the Tour.
Contador's trust in Bernal was absolute. So much as the admiration of the Colombian for Spanish. "I have the memories of when Alberto Contador won," he admitted Friday after dressing yellow for the first time. Things happen for a reason.
. (tagsToTranslate) Sunday Garcia