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Egan Bernal rides into history and puts Colombian cycling on the map

Geraint Thomas says his teammate could be ‘one of the greatest ever’ and Dave Brailsford calls him ‘the new Chris Froome’Egan Bernal’s first bicycle was yellow, a prescient choice given he has become the first Colombian, and one of the youngest riders …

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Egan Bernal’s Tour de France win is first of many, says Geraint Thomas

• Colombian is third-youngest winner of the Tour• ‘He has the best team around him and many great years ahead’Egan Bernal rode on to the Champs Élysées to become the first Colombian to win the Tour de France with his teammate and defending champion, Ge…

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‘I almost lost it,’ admits Tour de France champion-in-waiting Egan Bernal

• Colombian reflects on time-trial struggle• ‘He was born to go uphill fast,’ says Geraint ThomasEgan Bernal has admitted he came close to defeat after a disappointing time-trial performance on this year’s stage 13 time trial in Pau. Related: Egan Bern…

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How Egan Bernal claimed the 2019 Tour de France – video

Egan Bernal is set to become the first Colombian to win the Tour de France after retaining the yellow jersey following a shortened stage 20 into Val Thorens. The 22-year-old had taken the overall lead during a chaotic stage 19 on Friday, when the race …

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Egan Bernal set for Tour de France title after retaining yellow for ride to Paris

• Colombian remains in overall lead following penultimate stage• Team Ineos teammate Geraint Thomas second in standingsEgan Bernal stands to win the Tour de France after finishing a shortened stage 20 into Val Thorens in the yellow jersey.Vincenzo Niba…

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‘It was Geraint’s decision’, says Egan Bernal after attack at Tour de France

• Bernal overtakes Ineos teammate Geraint Thomas in Tour GC• Julian Alaphilippe says he ‘gave everything’ on Col du GalibierGeraint Thomas chased a fierce attack by his Team Ineos teammate Egan Bernal, yet still lost second place overall to the Colombi…

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Matteo Trentin wins stage 17 of Tour de France as Alaphilippe retains yellow jersey

• Mitchelton-Scott collect fourth stage win – their best ever result• Julian Alaphilippe finishes alongside Geraint Thomas in pelotonMatteo Trentin won stage 17 of the Tour de France in Gap as Mitchelton-Scott collected their fourth victory of the race…

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Matteo Trentin wins stage 17 of Tour de France as Alaphilippe retains yellow jersey

• Mitchelton-Scott collect fourth stage win – their best ever result• Julian Alaphilippe finishes alongside Geraint Thomas in pelotonMatteo Trentin won stage 17 of the Tour de France in Gap as Mitchelton-Scott collected their fourth victory of the race…

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Tour de France: Thomas rides on but Fuglsang out after stage 16 crashes

• Astana’s Fuglsang retires after starting in ninth place• Caleb Ewan sprints to stage win after frenetic finishGeraint Thomas survived another unexpected tumble in the Tour de France, as heatwave conditions settled on the peloton on stage 16, a rollin…

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Geraint Thomas insists he is ready for strong finish in Tour de France

• Welshman admits he was not feeling 100% over weekend• ‘Bring it on,’ Thomas says of Alps battle with Thibaut PinotGeraint Thomas is confident he is over the blip which left him distanced by key rivals in the Pyrenean stages of the Tour de France over…

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Tour de France diary: Geraint Thomas struggles and seduction in Brioude

Our correspondent witnesses Rohan Dennis’s shambolic exit and watches in horror as his own dirty laundry is aired in publicWe wake early on the banks of the Rhone watching huge barges slide south, before driving on wild roads across the plateau of the …

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Pinot wins Tour de France stage 14 and Alaphilippe extends lead over Thomas

• Geraint Thomas suffers on final climb and loses time to leader• Julian Alaphilippe second on Tourmalet stage finishThibaut Pinot took the honours at the iconic Col du Tourmalet finish to a punishing stage where the Col du Soulour climb had already ca…

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Tour de France 2019: stage 13 individual time trial – live!

Geraint Thomas among favourites for 27.2km stage in PauDominant Vos wins La Course after powerful finishEmail Barry or tweet @bglendenning with your thoughts 12.35pm BST While passing through the feed zone yesterday, Rohan Dennis decided to dismount hi…

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Geraint Thomas battles back after suffering second Tour de France crash

• Thomas De Gendt wins stage eight in St-Étienne• Julian Alaphilippe leads by 23 seconds from Giulio CicconeGeraint Thomas bounced back from a second crash in the Tour de France to keep his hopes of a successful title defence intact, after a frenetic f…

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Egan Bernal aims to capitalise on sense of uncertainty at Tour de France | Jeremy Whittle

Young Colombian is tasked with filling the Chris Froome void for Team Ineos and is starting as this year’s race favouriteFor once, Team Ineos, formerly Team Sky, may not have it all their own way at the Tour de France. The absence of Chris Froome, the …

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Geraint Thomas insists he is going to enjoy his Tour de France defence

Champion concedes the absence of Chris Froome leaves a big hole in this year’s Tour de France but describes his Team Ineos co-leader Egan Barnel as a ‘massive talent’‘“I’ve got nothing to prove to anyone,” says Geraint Thomas, his baritone lilt failing…

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Mystery Tour in prospect as rivals set sights on Froome-less Ineos | William Fotheringham

Anything could happen at this year’s Tour de France as Astana look to capitalise against Geraint Thomas’s weakened teamThere are few sports events of world status where British success is taken as a given, but in the past 10 years the Tour de France ha…

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Geraint Thomas dusts himself down and prepares Tour de France defence

The Welshman insists his recent fall in the Tour de Suisse will not affect his pursuit of a second yellow jerseyThe video footage of Geraint Thomas sitting forlornly on the road, his face splattered with blood and his mind apparently dazed after a cras…

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Tour de France: Ineos name Thomas and Bernal as joint team leaders

Egan Bernal was a support rider for champion Thomas in 2018Ineos, formerly Sky, are eyeing a seventh Tour in eight yearsDefending champion Geraint Thomas and rising star Egan Bernal have been named as joint leaders of Team Ineos as the British-based ou…

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Geraint Thomas taken to hospital after heavy crash at Tour de Suisse

• Welsh rider falls 27 kilometres from finish • Team Ineos confirm Thomas has abandoned raceReigning Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas has been taken to hospital after he abandoned the Tour de Suisse following a heavy crash during stage four of th…