09/24/2021 at 12:43 PM CEST
Dave Brailsford, director of Ineos, cleared up doubts about the future of Colombian Egan Bernal in the British team, stating that the winner of the 2019 Tour and the 2021 Giro “still has two years of contract.”
After rumors that Egan Bernal was unhappy at Ineos were shot down by the rider’s agent, the team principal, Dave brailsford assured that Bernal He will remain with the team until the end of his current contract.
“He still has a two-year contract. We are in the third year of a five-year commitment to Egan, so we sure have another two years before their commitment to us expires, “he said. Brailsford in an interview with the Colombian reporter Juan Charry.
According Brailsford, Ineos is “proud of Egan, who is a brilliant cyclist. “
“He has won the Tour de France for us, and he showed how fantastic he is by the way he won the Giro this year. He is one of our key riders in the team now and in the future.”
After the rumors about the difficult relationship of Bernal with the leaders of Ineos and of his possible signing by the Israel Start-Up Nation, the agent of Bernal, Giuseppe Acquadro.
“Egan He has a two-year contract with Ineos Grenadiers and is happy in the team. He’s already focusing on the Tour de France next year and I don’t know where this story comes from, “he said.
Added Acquadro that although you cannot predict the future of Bernal Two years from now, the Colombian “is happy with his team and his teammates.”
“He already has a very good relationship with Adam Yachts in the Vuelta. He’s been here for three or four years and he’s settled. Is happy”.