Egan Bernal: 'I cut my hair myself, I think I failed'

The Colombian takes rest day boredom to a new level with a case of marginal shaves

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

Today's pros are always looking to shave seconds off wherever they can find them.

In Egan Bernal's case, they were clearly on the side of his head, as the defending Tour de France champion decided to cut his own hair on the first rest day of this year's French Grand Tour.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.