Egan Bernal ‘lacking a little bit of confidence’ in first Critérium du Dauphiné climbs


The day belonged to Jonas Vingegaard on stage 5 of the Critérium du Dauphiné, however Egan Bernal was in a position to attract encouragement from his efficiency as he builds in the direction of a long-awaited return to the Tour de France.

After dropping greater than two minutes to Vingegaard in Wednesday’s 31km time trial, Bernal appeared slightly extra snug on the highway to Salins-les-Bains on stage 5, attacking from the chasing group the shaped behind the day’s winner Vingegaard on the run-in to the end.