The Week Junior UK - 03.08.2019

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18 The Week Junior•3August 2019

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n28July,Egan Bernal cycled into therecordbooks
by winning theTour de France. The 22-year-old is the
youngest winner of the world’smost famous bikeracefor
110 years. He is also the first cyclist fromColombia,acountry
in South America, to takethe top prize.“I’m the happiest guy
in the world.Ihave just won theTour de Franceand Ican’t
believe it,”hesaid.
The race takes placefor three weeksevery July onroads
around France. Bernal rides forTeam Ineos,aBritish team
that wascalledTeam Skyuntil earlier this year.Bernal’s
Welsh teammate, Geraint Thomas,came second. Thomas

wasthe 2018Tour champion but Bernal proved to
be the strongest rider overall during the 21 different
race stages.
France’sJulian Alaphilippe worethe yellow
jersey,given each day to the rider with the quickest
overall time aftereach stage, for 14 days.
Alaphilippe lost the jersey to Bernal on stage 19,
and Bernalkept it until the finish inParis two days
later.French cyclingfans had hoped to have a
FrenchTour champion for the first time since1985,
but in the end itwasBernal who triumphed.

Harvey Elliott
The 16-year-old joined Premier
League team Liverpool from
Championship clubFulham. Elliott
is the youngest everfootballer
to play in the PremierLeague.

AustraliaWomen’s
cricket team
They won the T20 series against
England on 28 July.Australia have
already taken the Ashes trophy.

THE WEEK’S WINNERS... Caeleb Dressel
t theWorldSwimming
Championships, the
US swimmer won six
old medals and set a
worldrecordin the
100-metrebutterfly.

MaxVerstappen
he Red Bull driver won
the German Grand Prix
at the Hockenheimring.
British driverLewis
Hamilton finished ninth.

●Egan Bernal’stotal time to
complete thecoursewas
82 hours and 57 minutes.

●Bernal pockets £450,000 in
prizemoney as the winner
of theTour de France.

●Therewere176 riders at the
start of theraceon6July
and 155 finished on 28 July.
●This year therace covered a
total distanceof2,150 miles.

Fanscelebrated
in Colombia.

Egan Bernal
(left) and
Geraint Thomas.

Numbers to know...

TOUR
TRADITION
Thewinner sips

asmall

glassofc

hampagne

while riding the last
stage in

Paris.
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