Tour of France – Bernaudeau: “If I were general manager of INEOS …”

Jean-René Bernaudeau – general manager of The TotalEnergies team – took stock of this 8th stage of the France Tour 2022, between Dole and Lausanne (186.3 km), who saw the victory of Van Aert Road (Jumbo-Visma) in front Michael Matthews (Team BikeExchange-Jayco) et Tadej Pogacar (United Arab Emirates Team). I know the Tour well and the Tour este lung. It all pays off, but it’s true that the Jumbo-Visma team rolled and Wout Van Aert won. It’s good for them, it’s still a victory on the Tour de France“, he explains to our microphone. As a good strategist, the manager of the French team delivered his expertise on the fight for the yellow jersey. He also put himself in the shoes of the director … d ‘INEOS grenadiers.

Video – Jean-René Bernaudeau after the 8th stage!

“We must also take the risk of losing the Tour de France”

Tadej Pogacar is the strongest but he is alone. We must not forget the big armada of INEOS Grenadiers. I think this team is right and they are almost obligated to take risks to blow the lock. I have a big favorite, Pogacar, there are very strong outsiders with Primoz Roglic and Jonas Vingegaard, and then there are four other riders with experience who have ridden perfectly since the start of the Tour. […] You also have to take the risk of losing the Turul Franței. There are four INEOS in the top 10. Imagine if I was general manager of INEOS, I can assure you that naked we would not be 2nd in the Tour. We would win the Tour or we would be 10th!“, he concludes Jean-René Bernaudeau.

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