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‘The aim is to enjoy it’ – Egan Bernal carries early momentum into Tour Colombia

2024 Tour Colombia: Egan Bernal at the pre-race team presentation

Egan Bernal can’t walk very far in this corner of the world without getting flagged down by somebody who wants his attention, but the first Colombian to win the Tour de France has long since accepted that it’s best to wear that burden lightly.

When a member of the Tour Colombia’s security detail tried to shepherd a small group of journalists away from him on Tunja’s Plaza de Bolivar on Sunday – “Por favor, caballeros!” – Bernal politely waved away the offer of sanctuary. “No, no, leave them here,” he said. “It’s fine.”

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