At the end of this month, Egan Bernal will participate in the World Cycling Championships for the first time. The winner of the Tour de France is part of the Colombian selection.
Bernal visited the Colombian embassy in London on Tuesday and took the opportunity to reveal his participation in the World Cup in Yorkshire. The full selection of Colombia will only be announced after the Vuelta a España.
The 22-year-old Team INEOS rider was named the youngest post-war winner of the Tour de France last month. He referred his teammate and title defender Geraint Thomas to second and the Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk to third.
Bernal did participate as a junior in the World Mountain Bike World Championship and took two medals there (silver in 2014 and bronze in 2015). He was never at the start of a World Championship on the road.
The world title fight in Great Britain starts on Sunday, September 22 and ends one week later with the road race for the male pros.