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How Egan Bernal claimed the 2019 Tour de France

Climbing phenomenon Egan Bernal has become the first Colombian to win the Tour de France and the youngest race champion in 110 years.

The Team Ineos rider, 22, retained the overall lead after Saturday’s 20th stage, a 59-km ride from Albertville.

His teammate and defending champion Geraint Thomas finished second overall ahead of Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk after France’s Julian Alaphilippe cracked in the final ascent to the ski resort of Val Thorens.

Sunday’s final stage from Rambouillet to Paris was a largely processional ride with only the final sprint being contested and thousands of fans lining the Champs-Élysées to congratulate Bernal on his achievement.
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    Yu-Gi-Oh special gamers

    The best Egan Bernal

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    Es como una droga es como un vicio … Es como el tusi ajaja

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    Colombia 🇨🇴

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    Orgullo latinoamericano y colombiano 😊🙄 💛💙❤

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    🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴🇨🇴

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    Orgullo latinoamericano
    Felisidades desde canada Vancouver.

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    Probably doped up to the eye-balls, no doubt ….. but well done on your Tour de Farce win …..

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    Felicidades!!! 🇲🇽

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    Yay viva Colombia!🇨🇴🙏🏼❤️

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    I bet Bernal will repeat next year. He WILL!

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    Emmanuel Irizarry

    He did it without efficient aero sunglasses

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    colombia merese mas y mas masssssssssss colombia es lo.mejor puro sano lo original viva colombia

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    wow !!! big congrats to Bernal and Colombia 🤗🤗🤗

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    Joel Hermenegildo

    Salute to egan & the leadership of your team

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    Angelo Clemente

    Parabéns a toda nação Colombiana,Bernal esmagou o preconceito,vencendo de forma brilhante a mais brutal das voltas.

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    Blood, rain and cheers: Tour de France 2019 – in pictures ► https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jul/28/blood-rain-and-cheers-tour-de-france-2019-in-pictures

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    YMCA Membership

    True champion. I guarantee you don't even need to drug test this kid. Class.

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    At 22 he still has a long career ahead of him

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    How? no Froome and others didn't appear interested

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    Alejandro Godoy

    VERGUENZA de los GOVIERNOS CORRUPTOS! de TODA LatinoAmerica que NO ALLUDAN "100%" a GRANDES DEPORTISTAS. Solo Sirven para ROBAR!!!

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    Ahora si va aparecer el Presidente de Colombia a hacer acto de presencia cuando nunca los deportistas Colombianos tiene ninguna ayuda económica como cuando el la necesito y solo para los Guerrilleeos hay suficiente dinero y hay deportistas que terminan su vida en medio de la pobreza y solo usamos la camisa de Colombia cuando juegan las Barbys del fútbol empiezan bn y luego como ganan buen dinero que importa.

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    I hope Egan will take it all…..

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    Oh, you forgot to mention…. Bernal won without placing first in any complete individual stage.

    Way to almost go, Bernal. I am sure all your countrymen will never find out the truth.

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    1:42 "you finally win the Tour, and then you're thinking, 'did I win fairly'?"
    No.
    Not fairly.
    Stage 19 times should have been totally eliminated.

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    So how did he win ?

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    VIVA COLOMBIA 🇨🇴

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    If you bought cocaine in the 80s you bought it from this guy

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    he was high on coke

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