Wiggins: 'Phenomenal' Bernal can win seven Tour titles
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.
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"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."
"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."