Egan Bernal: If everything goes well, I would like to return to the Tour



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Egan Bernal: If everything goes well, I would like to return to the Tour

Egan Bernal wants to return to the Tour de France in 2023. After a serious accident in which things could have been worse, Bernal is optimistic about the next period: "If everything goes well, I would like to return to the Tour," Bernal told radio station Caracol Radio.
"It would be an opportunity to try and do my best, whether that is just to finish, or maybe even do the GC and arrive in good shape.
"We talk about the ideal scenario.

If everything goes well and I recover the strength I lost in my right leg, because I lost a lot of muscle due to the time I didn’t move, I would expect to ride an ordinary 2023 season. I have faith that it can be done.
"I’ve got eight or nine months to try and achieve it, and mentally I feel ready for that.

In fact, I think the break I had to take this year will help me. So for sure, I’d like to do a Grand Tour and hopefully, that’ll be the Tour." Eurosport journalists asked him if he thinks he could beat Remco Evenepoel, Jonas Vingegaard, and Tadej Pogacar.

"These are only ideas and everything could change, it’ll all depend on how the season goes."

Egan Bernal

Bernal believes in himself! "It goes without saying that they are very strong, but I have faith and I’ve won a Giro and a Tour myself.
"It would be a very interesting Tour, to go there, give it everything and then - may the strongest rider win… that’s sport."

The Vuelta a Espana is his last wish and he hopes to achieve great success. "The only one of the three Grand Tours I've yet to get," he said.
"Personally winning all three would be great. After that I could retire happy. It's a very tough race to win, but I'm 25 and I've got lots of years ahead of me."