Egan Bernal

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Egan Bernal
Egan Bernal en el campeonato nacional de ciclismo en ruta de Colombia 2018.png
Personal information
Full nameEgan Arley Bernal Gómez
Born (1997-01-13) 13 January 1997 (age 21)
Bogotá, Colombia[1]
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight60 kg (130 lb; 9.4 st)
Team information
Current teamTeam Sky
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClimber
Professional team(s)
2016–2017Androni Giocattoli–Sidermec
2018–Team Sky
Major wins
Stage races
Tour of California (2018)

One-day races and Classics

National Time Trial Championships (2018)

Egan Arley Bernal Gómez (born 13 January 1997 in Bogotá[1]) is a Colombian cyclist riding for UCI WorldTeam Team Sky.[2]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

After a successful 2017, winning two stages and the overall title at the Tour de l'Avenir, Bernal signed for Team Sky for the next season.

2018[edit]

Bernal wearing the leader's jersey at the 2018 Tour of California

Bernal made his debut for Team Sky in the Tour Down Under as team leader,[3] where he won the young rider classification and finished in 6th place in the overall standings.

In February 2018, Bernal won the Colombian National Time Trial Championships. He then celebrated his first victory with Team Sky by winning the overall standings at the first edition of the Colombia Oro y Paz, with Nairo Quintana placing second. Bernal secured the overall victory after attacking on the final climb of 20km on the last day before finishing second. Bernal won despite the fact that his fellow Colombian teammate Sergio Henao was originally designated as team leader.[4] Stating on his victory, Bernal said;

"It's an important victory for many reasons. It's one of my first races with the team, it's the first race I've won with the team, and then because it's in Colombia. It's the first 2.1 race in Colombia and I've won it, so it's something special."

After the race, Team Sky's directeur sportif Nicolas Portal commented on his development saying;

We have some guys where they're in the team to win, and some guys we want to develop. Probably in other teams he could be a leader in every single race but we want to give him the opportunity to work with the best, see what he can do, then when he's going to be the big, big leader he will know exactly what to expect."

Bernal's next race was the Volta a Catalunya. On stage four, a mountain top finish at La Molina, Bernal and Pierre Latour (AG2R La Mondiale) were the only two riders able to respond when Movistar Team trio Alejandro Valverde, Nairo Quintana and Marc Soler forced the selection in the final seven kilometres of the stage. Bernal tried to attack the trio and eventually distanced Soler but then Quintana and Valverde worked him over, with Valverde eventually out-sprinting Bernal to win the stage. Bernal crashed out of the race whilst placed second overall, and leading the young rider's classification, on the final stage in Barcelona after José Joaquín Rojas (Movistar) fell in front of him on a wet descent.[5] Bernal suffered clavicular and scapular fractures in the crash.[6]

The following month, Bernal competed in the Tour de Romandie, again as the team leader. Bernal won stage three of the race, which was an individual time trial, finishing four seconds ahead of eventual race winner Primož Roglič.[7] He finished second overall in the race, winning the young rider classification.

In May, Bernal achieved his biggest win yet, when he finished first overall in the Tour of California, finishing over a minute ahead of second placed rider Tejay van Garderen.[8] On stage two, Bernal attacked on a climb two kilometers from the finish, which allowed him to win the stage by over twenty seconds.[9] He also took the overall lead, but soon lost it to van Garderen after losing time on stage four, a time trial. On stage six, the queen stage, Bernal attacked on the final climb, distancing all of the other riders. He won the stage with a 1:28 gap over Adam Yates.[10] He took the overall lead back after the stage, and successfully defended it on the final stage.

In July 2018, he was named in the start list for the 2018 Tour de France.[11] Bernal rode as a domestique for team leaders Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas. He was the youngest participant in the race, but was able to drop many contenders in the mountains.[12]

Major results[edit]

Mountain bike[edit]

2014
2nd Silver medal blank.svg MTB World Junior Cross-Country Championships
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg MTB Pan-American Championships Junior Cross-Country
2015
1st Gold medal blank.svg MTB Pan-American Championships Junior Cross-Country
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg MTB World Junior Cross-Country Championships

Road[edit]

2016
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of Bihor
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
1st Stage 1
1st Jersey orange.svg Young rider classification Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification Giro del Trentino
4th Overall Tour of Slovenia
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
4th Overall Tour de l'Avenir
2017
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Sibiu Cycling Tour
1st Jersey white.svg Points classification
1st Jersey orange.svg Young rider classification
1st Stages 2 & 3
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
1st Stages 2 & 4 (ITT)
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de l'Avenir
1st Stages 7 & 8
2nd Giro dell'Appennino
3rd Memorial Marco Pantani
4th Overall Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali
1st Jersey orange.svg Young rider classification
5th Overall Giro della Toscana
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
5th GP Industria & Artigianato di Larciano
7th Overall Tour de Langkawi
9th Overall Tour of the Alps
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
9th Overall Vuelta a San Juan
1st Jersey green.svg Young rider classification
2018
1st MaillotColombia.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of California
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
1st Stages 2 & 6
1st Jersey pink.svg Overall Colombia Oro y Paz
1st Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
2nd Overall Tour de Romandie
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
1st Stage 3 (ITT)
6th Overall Tour Down Under
1st Jersey white.svg Young rider classification
10th Milano–Torino

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour general classification results timeline
Grand Tour 2017 2018
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia
A yellow jersey Tour de France 15
A red jersey Vuelta a España
Major stage race general classification results timeline
Race 2017 2018
Jersey yellow.svg Paris–Nice
Jersey blue.svg Tirreno–Adriatico 16
MaillotVolta.png Volta a Catalunya DNF
Jersey yellow.svg Tour of the Basque Country
Jersey yellow.svg Tour de Romandie 2
Jersey yellow-bluebar.svg Critérium du Dauphiné
Jersey yellow.svg Tour de Suisse
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Egan Bernal, un campeón desde antes de nacer". Elespectador.com (in Spanish). 2017-08-26. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
  2. ^ "Egan Bernal signs for Team Sky". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 27 August 2017. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Bernal to lead Team sky for the Tour down under". Cyclingnews.com. 8 January 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Bernal and Sky pull off Oro y Paz heist to seal overall victory". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Bernal crashes out of Volta a Catalunya". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Bernal diagnosed with shoulder fractures after Catalunya crash". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  7. ^ Robertshaw, Henry (27 April 2018). "Team Sky's Egan Bernal blasts to victory ahead of Roglič and Porte in Tour de Romandie mountain time trial". Cycling Weekly.com. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  8. ^ "2018 Tour of California". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Tour of California 2018 Stage 2: Egan Bernal climbs to stage win and leader's jersey". Cycling-Stage.com. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Egan Bernal wins Stage 6 of the Tour of California". LA Times.com. Associated Press. 18 May 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  11. ^ "2018: 105th Tour de France: Start List". Pro Cycling Stats. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  12. ^ Benson, Daniel (4 August 2018). "Savio: Bernal had a wonderful Tour de France". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 6 August 2018.

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