Watch: Egan Bernal nearly loses control of bike in moment that could have ended hopes of Tour de Suisse victory

The young Colombian managed to stay upright in incident that would have most likely cost him the race lead

Egan Bernal on stage eight of the Tour de Suisse 2019 (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

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Egan Bernal (Ineos) is on track to secure his second stage race victory at the Tour de Suisse 2019, following up his Paris-Nice win earlier this year.

The 22-year-old has been a breakout star after finishing 15th in last year's Tour de France and proving to be a key mountain domestique as Geraint Thomas rode to his first Grand Tour victory.

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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).

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