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Tour de France 2019: Egan Bernal wins, Geraint Thomas second, Caleb Ewan wins in Paris

Tour de France 2019: Egan Bernal wins, Geraint Thomas second, Caleb Ewan wins in Paris

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Egan Bernal became the youngest rider in 110 years to win the Tour de France after Caleb Ewan won the traditional sprint finish in Paris.With the race leader not challenged on the final stage, 22-year-old Bernal became the first Colombian winner.He crossed the line in the peloton, hand-in-hand with his Ineos team-mate and last year's winner Geraint Thomas, who finished second this time. "To finish second behind a team-mate makes it OK," said Welshman Thomas."Two years ago I had my arm in a sling with a broken collarbone watching Chris Froome win, wishing I was riding and I would've taken second then, but it just shows how time and expectations have moved on."Egan is the future and when I'm 45...
Tour de France 2019: Egan Bernal set to win from Geraint Thomas

Tour de France 2019: Egan Bernal set to win from Geraint Thomas

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Egan Bernal is poised to become the first Colombian to win the Tour de France after finishing Saturday's penultimate stage in the yellow jersey.Tradition dictates that the race leader is not challenged on Sunday's largely processional final stage to Paris.Bernal, 22, will become the youngest Tour winner for 110 years, with Ineos team-mate Geraint Thomas in second. Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk moved up to third as Julian Alaphilippe faded on an Alpine stage won by Vincenzo Nibali.Italian Nibali, winner of the Tour de France in 2014, was in the day's break and attacked again on the climb to the finish at Val Thorens, winning by 10 seconds from Spain's Alejandro Valverde.Bernal and Thomas, who wo...
Sports Personality of the Year winner: Geraint Thomas triumphs after Tour de France success

Sports Personality of the Year winner: Geraint Thomas triumphs after Tour de France success

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Media playback is not supported on this device Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2018.The Team Sky rider, 32, became only the third Briton to win the race, after Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome."I take great pride in representing Britain and Wales," he said on Sunday. "It has been a great year for British sport and long may it continue." In a public vote, Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton finished second while footballer Harry Kane was third.Thomas - who was presented with his award by 2017 winner Sir Mo Farah -...
Tour de France: Geraint Thomas set to win after maintaining lead on stage 20

Tour de France: Geraint Thomas set to win after maintaining lead on stage 20

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Britain's Geraint Thomas is set to win the Tour de France after maintaining his overall lead on the penultimate stage of the race, a 31km time trial.The Team Sky rider, 32, finished third behind Tom Dumoulin but still leads the Dutchman by one minute, 51 seconds.Tour convention dictates that the race leader is never challenged on the final stage, so Thomas only needs to reach the finish in Paris on Sunday to win. "It's insane. Tour de France! I can't believe it," said Thomas on ITV4."I'm really trying not to cry, it's unbelievable. I tried not to think about it, just take it day by day. I've won the Tour de France man, I don't know what to say."Dumoulin beat defending champion Chris Froome by...