Julien Bernard joined Trek-Segafredo as a stagiaire in 2015 and confirmed his talent and place in the team with an unexpected leadership role and a 10th place finish at the USA Pro Challenge in Colorado. He signed a contract for 2016 and is beginning his seventh year with the team. The son of former professional cyclist Jean-François Bernard, Julien is a strong climber and savvy rider who has made a niche as a breakaway specialist and reliable support for the team's leaders in the Grand Tours. Julien claimed his first pro victory early in the 2020 season, winning from the breakaway in Stage 3 of the Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
I did two road trips in the USA!
If you could have a dinner party with any 3 people in the world, dead or alive, who would you pick?
My mother, my father and my girlfriend; just the people the most important for me. I would like to add my sister, too.
What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who gave it?
With talent, you can dream, with work you can make it. This I found myself.
What is your favorite Bontrager or Trek equipment?
The Bontrager Flare rear light.