- Category : 1997-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Maya 4
Colombian cyclist, riding for UCI WorldTeam Team Ineos, who won the 2019 Tour de France, becoming the first Latin American winner of the race. He also won the best young rider competition in the Tour de France, and he is the youngest winner since François Faber in 1909 and the third youngest ever at 22 years, 196 days.
He initially focused on, and excelled at, mountain biking, winning races in Brazil, Costa Rica and the US and getting both silver (2014) and bronze (2015) in the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships junior cross country events.
Alongside mountain biking, Bernal had begun to gain success in junior road racing both in Colombia and Italy, winning the Clasica Juventudes Cajica and the Sognando Il Giro delle Fiandre in 2015.
He earned the nickname escarabajo (the beetle) for his ability to climb the steepest mountains.