Bernal on podium at time trial nationals

30 Jan 2020

Bernal on podium at time trial nationals

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Colombian national time trial championship, 41.4km

Egan Bernal kicked off his 2020 season with a bronze medal at the Colombian national time trial championship in Pesca.

Finishing 32 seconds back on winner Daniel Martinez (EF Education First), Bernal equalled his result from 12 months ago.

Finishing one place further back, Brandon Rivera clocked the fourth quickest time on his Team INEOS debut.

The Colombian nationals continue on Sunday with the road race, which is set to see Sebastian Henao and Ivan Sosa join their teammates on the start line.
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- Egan Bernal

“I think I should be happy with the result. This is my first race of the season and I think that, looking at my numbers, I did a really good time trial. I should be happy because my first big goal will be Le Tour de France. I can’t be at 100% in the nationals but it’s a good test ahead of the next races.”
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Final result:

1. Daniel Martinez (EF Education First) 48:02
2. Nairo Quintana (Team Arkea Samsic) +28"
3. Egan Bernal (Team INEOS) +32"
4. Brandon Rivera (Team INEOS) +1:51"

5. Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton-Scott) +1:57"

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