Egan Bernal leaves for the 2023 Tour of Hungary and it is official, Ineos Grenadiers confirms it and also his presence there will be as leader of the squad, all this after finishing eighth in the Tour de Romandie, which could herald a real chance of victory.
It will be a good opportunity for Egan Bernal, who in the middle of the Giro d’Italia, where he does not participate because he considers that he is not yet in excellent sporting shape, takes his bags and travels to Hungarian territory, where he hopes to continue performing at his best. form, going in crescendo to be at his best level.
Officially, Ineos has presented its team with Egan as the undisputed leader. The Hungarian appointment, from May 10 to 14 with a block also thought of the general, where he assumes that he will be the maximum bet for the Tour of Hungary. The team block is completed by: Michael Leonard, Luke Plapp, Jhonatan Narváez, Ben Tulett and Elia Viviani
There, in Hungary, there will be a high mountain and there Egan will be tested and we will see how the process continues, which was seen quite well in Switzerland. The Colombian finished the 2023 Tour de Romandie with very good feelings, especially with key demonstrations in the queen stage of the race.
Before starting the last stage of the Tour de Romandie, Bernal had already talked about the possibility of being in the Tour of Hungary, in addition to other races later: “I think it will be the Tour of Hungary, then the Tour of Norway, and then It can be Dauphiné or Switzerland, it all depends on how things are”, said Bernal about his next races in the season.
Egan Bernal’s 2023 season has been very good in general terms, taking into account that the Colombian cyclist has been recovering from a serious injury that almost left him in a wheelchair.
Bernal started the season at the Vuelta a San Juan where he finished fourth on the queen stage, but a crash kept him from finishing the race. After several weeks of recovery, he returned to action at the Volta a Catalunya, where he also failed to finish due to a fall.
He returned in the Tour of the Basque Country where he finished in 92nd position overall. But Egan Bernal’s best result in the 2023 season finally came in the Tour de Romandie where he finished eighth in the general classification.