Tour de France Winner Hugs Family and Makes Sign of the Cross After Big Win

By Michael W. Chapman | July 29, 2019 | 3:40pm EDT
Egan Bernal, center. (Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) -- After he finished the final leg of the Tour de France on Sunday, and winning the celebrated bicycle race, Egan Bernal, a Columbian, slowly hugged his younger brother, held his face, and then the two of them made the sign of the cross, a traditional Catholic gesture that shows one is a Christian and thankful to God for His blessings.

Bernal then did the same with his mother, who was standing there. 

Bernal, 22, is the youngest cyclist in 110 years to win the Tour de France. He is also the first Latin American to ever win the race. Bernal's mother is Flor Gomez, his younger brother is Ronald Bernal, and another women he hugged at the race's end is his long-time girlfriend Xiomara Guerrero. His father, German Bernal, is an amateur bicycle racer. 

Egan Bernal rides for the UCI WorldTeam Ineos. In his early years, he raced mountain bikes. He won early road cycling races in Columbia and Italy in 2015. In 2018, Bernal won the Tour of California. Earlier in 2019, he won the Tour de Suisse. 

Tour de France cyclists in Paris, France, July 28, 2019.  (Getty Images.) 

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