Egan Bernal Biography – Egan Bernal Wiki
Egan Bernal born Egan Arley Bernal Gómez, is a Colombian cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Ineos. His major wins include Tour de Suisse 2019, Paris – Nice 2019, Amgen Tour of California 2018, Sibiu Cycling Tour 2017, and Colombia Oro y Paz 2018.
Egan Bernal Age
He was born on 13 January 1997 in Zipaquirá, Colombia.
Egan Bernal Parents
He was born to Germán Bernal and Flor Gómez.
Egan Bernal Salary and Contract
Dave Brailsford, the boss at Team Ineos previously Team Sky, signed Bernal in 2018 on a five-year contract. According to the Guardian, the contract is worth £12 million ($14.8 million). That would place Egan Bernal’s salary at £2.4 million ($2.97 million) annually.
“I know five years is a long time and that it’s not too common in cycling, but the team has been great for me,” Bernal said when he signed the contract in Oct. 2018. “They offer me everything I could want and I’m excited about the future.”
Egan Bernal Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m).
Egan Bernal Weight
He weighs 60 kg (132 lb; 9 st 6 lb).
Egan Bernal Nationality
He is of Colombian nationality.
Egan Bernal Tour De France 2019
Egan Bernal won the 2019 Tour de France. He is the first Colombian and the first South American to win the Tour de France. At 22, Bernal is the youngest Tour winner in the post-World War II era.
“I cannot believe it. It’s just incredible. I am sorry. I have no words,” Bernal said through a translator. “I still can’t understand what is happening to me.”
His win at the 2019 Tour de France was hailed by the outgoing Tour champion and Ineos teammate, Geraint Thomas.
“It’s incredible,” Thomas said. “I said to him, ‘Enjoy it, soak it all up and don’t worry about crying, because all real men cry.’ He’s an amazing athlete and it’s been an honour to be part of this.”
“The talent was there to see from the very start,” he said. “He’s improving all the time and was born to go uphill fast. He’s got the best team around him and he can continue to improve. He’s a humble guy with good support from his family and a very bright future. He has a good network to keep him grounded.”
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Primera vez en el podio del @letourdefrance (ESPECIAL) aún más, porque fue la primera etapa que mi papá viene a verme en esta carrera ❤️❤️❤️. First time in the podium of le tour (SPECIAL) even more because it’s the first time my dad come to see me in this race. ❤️❤️❤️ 📸@bettiniphoto