Team Sky’s new eagle Egan Bernal soars in Colombia

The precociously talented 21-year-old is already showing he could be destined for great things

Egan Bernal in the Colombia Oro y Paz ahead of Sky teammate Sebastian Henao (JONH BONILLA/AFP/Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images)

While there was little doubt that Colombian cycling is very much on the up again, the first edition of the Colombia Oro y Paz stage race underlined not only the passion for the sport in the Latin American country, but also the depth of talent it boasts.

Colombia’s well-established names were very much to the fore, Rigoberto Urán and Fernando Gaviria among those who won stages.

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