Colombian cyclist Egan Bernal (Ineos team, England) won the Tour de France (Cycling around France) 2019 when finishing the last leg from Rambouillet to Paris which is 128km long in the first group.
After the 20 stage, Bernal (22 years old) holds the yellow jersey with a total time of 79 hours 52.52 minutes, less than the second who is his teammate Geraint Thomas (England) 1.11 minutes.
This means that Bernal just needs to cross the finish line of the last race ended at the Champs-Élysées in Paris to officially win the Tour de France 2019.
In the last leg, Bernal rode very carefully and did not make any mistakes to finish in the first group with a time of 3 hours 4.08 minutes, thereby officially crowning the Tour de France 2019.
His total achievement is 82 hours 57 minutes, less than 1 minute 11 seconds compared to the runner up who is his teammate Geraint Thomas (England).
Bernal became the first Colombian racer in the history of winning the Tour de France – the most prestigious bicycle race in the world. Bernal also went down in history when he became the youngest rider to win the Tour de France for more than 100 years.
Bernal’s triumph broke the dominance of English riders at the Tour de France for the past five years.
The race for the Tour de France yellow jersey this year was really exciting and very dramatic with a total of 5 owner changes. In the first two stages, the yellow jersey belonged to Dutch driver Mike Teunissen (Jumbo – Visma team).
French cyclist Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step team) holds the yellow jersey for the next three stages before transfering to Giulio Ciccone (Italy, Trek – Segafredo) in stages 6 and 7.
From stage 8 to 18, the yellow jersey returned to Julian Alaphilippe, but he was “torn off” by Bernal in the 19th stage. After this stage, Bernal kept the yellow jersey until finishing at the Champs-Élysées Boulevard and ascended the throne.