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Wiggins: 'Phenomenal' Bernal can win seven Tour titles

Wiggins: 'Phenomenal' Bernal can win seven Tour titles
By Eurosport

29/07/2019 at 07:19Updated 29/07/2019 at 15:24

Bradley Wiggins is full of admiration for Egan Bernal, and believes he can win many more Tour de France titles, in his latest Eurosport podcast.

"Bernal's family will be so proud - it's right that he is treated as a hero. You can't help but feel proud for him, it's phenomenal to see," Wiggins said on the podcast.

"10 years from now, how many Tours will Bernal have won?

" I would go so far as to say he will match [Lance] Armstrong's seven."

"With the maturity he has ridden and his talent, no doubt."

Stephens added: "I'm going to go for five... at least five."

Video - Wiggins podcast: Bernal a 'true sporting hero' after Tour win


The conversation also moved to the prospects of Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome with both looking to top the podium once more in the future.

"I think G [Geraint Thomas] and Chris Froome both still have another Tour win in them for sure," Wiggins continued on the podcast.

"Chris, of course, for a historic fifth which he is more than capable of. I think he'll probably come back stronger - this accident will have given him the motivation he probably needs to come back and prove himself one last time.

"For Dave [Brailsford] it's about putting his pawns where they are best placed - it's about the team, that's his job. He is always thinking about what is next for the team and not any individual.

"Someone asked me how he does it - I think that's how he does it. He doesn't get too emotionally attached to individuals, it's about the team and playing to their strengths. He'll already be thinking about next year."

Video - Wiggins podcast: Thomas and Froome will both win Tour again


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