The 'Bernal phenomenon' is uncovered in the Paris-Nice fans

Despite the wind, he returned to show off in the third stage with attacks that broke the lead group. With 1.75 of height and 58 kilos it rolls great in the fans.

In a Paris-Nice that concluded its third stage with the leadership of Dylan Groenewegen and the victory to the sprint of Sam Bennett, Egan Bernal is shining above the rest. For a cyclist who is 1.75 meters tall and weighs 58 kilos, it seems impossible to wreak havoc on the peloton when rolling on the flat and also, fighting against the wind. It is not for this 22-year-old Colombian. The Sky cyclist is uncovering in this race in the field, of what little he had left to prove once he had already achieved good results in the past both in the mountains (his specialty) and in the time trial.

In this edition of the French round, where the wind is wreaking havoc on cyclists with up to 11 retirees (Warren Barguil, Gorka Izagirre, Michael Matthews and Rigoberto Urán, among others), Bernal has moved like a fish in the water changing the rhythm on several occasions in the head of the peloton during the three contested stages. For Bernal, the key lies in the support of his teammates, Luke Rowe and Michal Kwiatkowski. "With Kwiato and Luke it's easy to be in front as the peloton has a lot of respect for them, so it's easy for me to follow them. When you just have to follow them it's easier, they told me all day: 'Left, right, here, stay focused, we have to move to the right or to the front.' When there are people telling you what to do, it's much easier! " explained the Colombian at the end of stage 2.

For his part, Luke Rowe, has no doubt about the kind that Bernal treasures despite his youth: " A stage like that of Egan is pure class. trying to explain to him this morning about how to ride and then he just goes and does it. Either you have it or you do not have it and he certainly has it. Class ".

In addition, the Polish Michal Kwiatkowski was happy for the performance of his teammate at the end of the third day: " I am very happy to see Egan perform so well in the wind. Sharing the leadership with him is incredible . We are looking forward to the next few days because we came here to win this race. "Based on exhibitions, Bernal has become the sensation of this Paris-Nice and number 1 candidate to conquer the general. Its roof is yet to be discovered.

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