Vuelta España: Egan Bernal details his strategy in the time trial

The race was back to the Vuelta de España. After a day of well-deserved rest, this Tuesday saw Stage 10, an individual time trial. There, Egan Bernal (INEOS Grenadiers) was not far behind in 47th place, 3 minutes and 8 seconds behind champion Filippo Ganna (INEOS Grenadiers). This caused surprise, and everything was explained.

“I want it to go fast, so Relax your legs a bit for stage 11, get ready and consider it a good day for testing and training. Now, stay focused and get in the game. said the “young wonder” in an interview with Mauricio Morano, Caracol sports reporter and envoy covering the Iberian round. But that wasn’t the only topic they discussed.

There were concerns after he suffered a heavy fall, but he appealed for calm. “Overall, I felt fine. It hurt a little at the end, but that’s normal because in that shoot, everything was already hurting, legs, arms, back, head, whatever. If the knee wasn’t right , I’m not going to finish the ‘time trial’ so soon; I’m calm about what’s coming,” the runner added.

Finally, Egan Bernal evaluates the feeling of the Tour de France and Vuelta a España. “Better than the Tour, where I suffer a lot every day, especially in the last week, because I didn’t have a good time, but hey, I’m enjoying it more now at the Vuelta I’m happy and I hope this feeling will continue and continue to improve over the next few days,” he concluded.

Egan Bernal, Colombian cyclist for the Ineos Grenadier team at the 2023 Vuelta


General standings after stage 10 of the Vuelta 2023

1. Sepp Kuss (Jumbo Visma) – 35 hours 52′ 38”
2. Marc Soler (Emirates) – 26”
3. Remco Evenepoel (Soudal Quick Step) – 1′ 09”
4. Primož Roglič (Jumbo Visma) – 1′ 36”
5. Lenny Martinez (Groupama FDJ) – 2′ 02”
6. Joao Almeida (Emirates) – 2ft 16in
7. Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo Visma) – 2′ 22”
8. Juan Ayuso (Emirates) – 2ft 25in
9. Enric Mas (Movistar Team) – 2′ 50”
10. Aleksandr Vlasov (Bolahansgrohe) – 3′ 14”
16. Santiago Buitrago (Victory Bahrain) – 6′ 37”
17. Einer Rubio (Movistar Team) – 6′ 37”
29. Sergio Higuita (Bolahansgrohe) – 25′ 35”
50. Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadier) – 44′ 53”
79. Diego Camargo (EF Education-EasyPost) – 1h 06′ 02”
142. Juan Sebastian Morano (Emirates) – 1:39:41

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