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Monday, July 29, 2019

Egan Bernal first Colombian to win the Tour de France

Egan Bernal first Colombian to win the Tour de France 2019 title.

Egan Bernal has become the first Colombian to wear's Yellow Jersey to win the Tour de France 2019 title, sealing victory as darkness fell across Paris on Sunday with the 21st and final stage ended on the Champs-Elysees.

 At 22, Bernal is the youngest Tour winner in the post-World War II era.

 Peter Sagan celebrated winning the green jersey of points classification for a record seventh time,

 Bernal succeeded Ineos teammate Geraint Thomas as the British outfit posted a seventh Tour victory with a fourth different rider in eight years. Thomas, a 33-year-old from Wales, had to settle for second place this year. Dutch rider Steven Kruijswijk completed the podium on Sunday.

Egan Bernal wears Yellow Jersey first Colombian to win the Tour de France 2019 titl

 At 22, and third youngest winner in the history of the Tour, Bernal also claimed the best young rider classification, in addition to the yellow jersey. But despite his prowess in the mountain stages, Bernal also finished the Tour without a stage win, as did teammate Chris Froome in 2017.

Tour de France 2019 Winner: Egan Bernal, reaction. 

“The big thing is that the status of his life will change and at a relatively young age,” he said. “He’s got all his 20s to adapt to that. I think it will go one way or another for him. Some carry on and get used to the world they live in and everything they have to deal with and other people don’t.

“A lot of the guys who became successful for us were older, late 20s, and the life-change came after they got used to life at a certain level. When it happens younger you adapt quicker so you grow up in a different world from some of the other guys. His agent I know very well and is close to him. He’s got a good network around him and his coach is really important now. So we need to sit down and have a plan.”

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