Born and raised near Nevers, France, Julien Bernard joined the team 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 pro contract in 2016 and is now beginning his fifth 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 for himself as a breakaway specialist and reliable support for the team's GC leaders in the Grand Tours. Julien claimed his first pro race victory early in the 2020 season, winning from the day's breakaway atop the famed Mont Faron climb in Stage 3 at the Tour des Alpes Maritimes et du Var.

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If your house was on fire and you could only save one material possession what would it be?

The bottle of wine given to me from my grandfather.

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.

Tell us about your greatest cycling achievement.

My second Tour de France, where I was competitive.

What is your favorite Bontrager or Trek equipment?

The Bontrager Flare rear light.