Emotional Egan Bernal fulfils yellow jersey dream on 'strange' day at the Tour de France

The Colombian took yellow after a shortened second stage in the Alps at the 2019 Tour de France

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Egan Bernal (Ineos) donned the "dream' yellow jersey in the Tour de France today in Tignes but it came at the end of a "strange" day wrecked by hail and rain.

Race organiser cut the stage short at the top of the Iseran climb, taking the times there. Bernal was ahead, having already attacked, and had enough time to take the yellow jersey from Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step).

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.