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the yellow jersey winner did not win any individual stages. Indeed, none of the podium finishers — Bernal, Geraint Thomas and Steven Kruijswijk — managed a stage win. Britain’s Chris Froome also triumphed in the Tour without winning a stage in 2017.



Colombian Bernal is the first rider from South America to win the Tour.


He is the fourth yellow jersey winner from outside Europe after Australia’s Cadel Evans and Americans Greg LeMond and Lance Armstrong (who was later stripped of his titles).


This was only the eighth time in 106 years of Tour de France history that


At 22 years and 196 days, Bernal is the youngest Tour winner for 110 years, since Luxembourg’s Francois Faber won at 22 years and 187 days in 1909. Bernal is the third youngest ever.


At 2,770m, the highest point of the Tour on the Col de l’Iseran is only 120m higher than Bernal’s hometown Zipaquira (2,650m).

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