Egan Bernal proud to make history as first Colombian winner of Tour de France

'When I arrive at the hotel, alone maybe, I'll believe what I've accomplished'

Egan Bernal after stage 20 of the Tour de France 2019 (Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images)

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Egan Bernal made history today at Val Thorens, set to become the first Colombian to win the Tour de France and the youngest in the post-war era.

With the help of Ineos team-mate and 2018 victor Geraint Thomas, he defended his yellow jersey at the Val Thorens summit finish. Thomas arrived hand-in-hand with Bernal, gaining enough time on his rivals to move to second overall, 1-11 behind.

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