18 The Week Junior•3August 2019
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
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
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.
The 16-year-old joined Premier
League team Liverpool from
Championship clubFulham. Elliott
is the youngest everfootballer
to play in the PremierLeague.
They won the T20 series against
England on 28 July.Australia have
already taken the Ashes trophy.
THE WEEK’S WINNERS... Caeleb Dressel
US swimmer won six
old medals and set a
he Red Bull driver won
the German Grand Prix
at the Hockenheimring.
Hamilton finished ninth.
●Egan Bernal’stotal time to
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.
Numbers to know...
while riding the last