Bernal left in disbelief after winning Paris-Nice

18 March 2019 09:00
Team Sky's Egan Bernal took the biggest win of his career so far when he landed the overall classification of Paris-Nice on Sunday, and said that the reality of what he's achieved may take some time to sink in. Bernal's win came in large part thanks to his ability to have finished up at the front of the race in the windy opening couple of stages, thanks to sterling work by teammate Luke Rowe, in particular, who gave him plenty of 'on the job' training, shouting to tell the diminutive climber where he needed to be, while around them their rivals lost their heads and, early on, their chances of winning the race. Bernal then struck the killer blow on stage 7, with its summit finish on the Col de Turini, to take the leader's jersey, having matched Movistar's Nairo Quintana and putting time into his other rivals.ADVERTISEMENT "I can't believe that I've just won Paris-Nice," Bernal said on Team Sky's website. "It's incredible for me. I'm really happy. I just can't believe it yet." The 22-year-old came up against Quintana again on the final stage, and while the more experienced Colombian went on the attack, Bernal was again able to keep his head thanks to the work of his Team Sky teammates. "When some of the GC riders started to attack, I knew I could follow them, but also I know that I have a really good, strong team, and my team can control these races," Bernal continued. "So it wasn't too difficult to stay calm because I really believe in my team. They did a really, really good job. We knew it was the last day, so they pulled really hard. You can read more at Cyclingnews.com . read full article

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