Bernal: "I hope to get ahead and not waste time"

Egan Bernal and Geraint Thomas analyzed the first stage with a high end of the Tour. "This type of climbing favors pure climbers, for example Egan," said the Briton.

El Colombian Egan Bernal assured that in the stage of this Thursday will see the forces of the favorites for the general classification of the Tour de France and said that he will try not to lose time. " It's hard to get a goal in the Tour, all the runners come one hundred percent and nobody gives anything . I prefer to be more conservative, tomorrow is going to be a very hard stage, we have to be there, those in the general are not going to want lose time, I do not know either, "he said.

" It's the first real mountain stage, you do not know how you are, after five very hard days, I hope to get to the front The important thing will be to have good feelings. It means that I'm going to win the Tour, "he said. On the stage of this Tuesday, he said: "It was very hard, the last two climbs were hard, the cyclists with a lot of weight and power climbed harder than the climbers, they made us suffer ... Everybody was watching the position. well, a day of a lot of wear but I got it right ".

Thomas:" La Planche adapts to climbers like Bernal, Yates or Quintana "

The British Geraint Thomas (Ineos), who said he knows the end of this Thursday's Ironing des Belles Filles, said that it is "a rise that favors pure climbers", like his Colombian companion Egan Bernal or Nairo Quintana. "The climb of La Planche des Belles Filles is difficult, I already know it and I also climbed it just before the Tour of Switzerland.That type of climbing favors pure climbers, for example Egan Bernal", he said.

The winner of the Tour 2018 also referred to other riders that adapt to the rise of the Vosges, the first final in this edition. "This type of promotion can also be good for riders like Nairo Quintana, Richie Porte and Adam Yates, but I'm in shape and we'll see what happens." It will be interesting to see how each one is, "he said. The day of this Wednesday with final in Colmar was positive for Thomas, since pudo accumulate "some ports" with a view to the day of this Thursday.

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