Egan Bernal announced at the end of last year that he is aiming for a second overall victory in the Tour de France in 2021, but the Colombian does not rule out a debut in the Giro d’Italia this year.
“I’d really like it. I’d like to be there, yes,” Bernal said. “Recently, in an interview I did in Colombia, it came across that I was preparing for the Tour. But the Giro comes first in the calendar, and in my head, option number one is to be at the start. It would be special.
“I don’t know if I would have the condition to go there as team leader, or whether it would be to help teammates, to help a captain who was going better than me. But that doesn’t mean that it’s been decided; we have to define things with the team and see how my recovery goes.”
“I feel good, I’m super motivated,” he said. “I haven’t raced for almost four months. I’m counting on starting again in early February, even if I won’t be at my best.”
Bernal had to leave the 2020 Tour de France after sixteen stages due to a back injury. The Colombian, who is still recovering from his lingering injury, hopes to take sportive revenge this season.