In the midst of the Vuelta a España, it was learned that Egan Bernal would be in Movistar’s portfolio as one of its new faces for the 2024 season. An offer that, of course, continues to worry INEOS Grenadiers.
The Colombian renewed his contract with the British team until 2026, days before that unfortunate accident occurred on the Cundinamarca roads that almost cost him his life. Despite the seriousness of this fact, the 26-year-old rider gradually recovered until he was able to compete again in a ‘big’ world cycling event.
Egan has continued to be an essential runner for INEOS, so they hope that the Zipaquiran can regain his good form for the coming seasons. The fact that he has competed in a Tour de France and a Vuelta a España in the same season already represents great progress in his recovery.
Now, his entourage spoke out against Movistar’s alleged interest. In an interview for Radio Cycling, the representatives of the 26-year-old rider denied any approach by the Spanish squad.
“For now, there is no possibility,” they said from the company of Giuseppe Acquadro, one of the most recognized agents in the World Tour and who, in addition to Egan, also has other Colombians such as Nairo Quintana or Rigoberto Urán in charge.
Thus, the idyll of the champion of the Tour de France in 2019 and the Giro d’Italia in 2021 will continue with the INEOS in order to recover the best version of him to return to the top of world cycling.
It should be remembered that Movistar looked for the Spanish Carlos Rodríguez at the time, one of the young figures of the British team. However, he will stay until 2027 even though he had already signed a pre-contract with the Iberian squad.
Source: Johan Andrés Castro Montaño www.antena2.com