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Today’s back pages: Egan Bernal’s ‘champagne moment’ at the Tour de France

A round up of the sport headlines from UK newspapers on 29 July

Welsh cyclist Geraint Thomas has hailed team-mate Egan Bernal as “the future” after the 22-year-old Colombian won the Tour de France. 

Last year’s champion Thomas finished second behind fellow Team Ineos star Bernal - who becomes the youngest rider in 110 years to win the Tour. The Daily Telegraph captured Bernal’s “champagne moment” as he rode into Paris yesterday.

The Guardian quotes Thomas, who predicts that Bernal’s win will be the “first of many”. 

Thomas said: “To finish second behind a team-mate makes it OK. Two years ago I had my arm in a sling with a broken collarbone watching Chris Froome win, wishing I was riding and I would’ve taken second then, but it just shows how time and expectations have moved on.

“Egan is the future and when I’m 45 and old and fat and sat in the pub watching him win a 10th Tour de France I can say I told him all I know.”

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