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Team Ineos turn yellow for Tour de France finale, Colombian fans do likewise to the Champs-Elysées

Egan Bernal’s bike, plus Team Ineos kits and vehicles celebrate historic victory

For the seventh time in eight years, Team Ineos are heading into Paris with the winner of the Tour de France – and as happened on the six previous occasions when it was known as Team Sky, it is marking the overall victory with a special paint scheme on the champion’s bike, as well as custom kit for his team mates and custom wraps on the team vehicles.

First off, here’s the Pinarello the 22-year-old is riding on the way from Rambouillet to the Champs-Elysées circuit this evening.

Matching bidons, too.

Bernal is in the iconic yellow jersey, of course, but his team-mates – including outgoing champion Geraint Thomas, who is second overall – have accents of the colour on their kits today.

Here are the team vehicles.

Besides the yellow jersey, Bernal also takes the white jersey as best young rider in this 106th edition of the race.

It’s not just the Team Ineos riders and their kits turning yellow in Paris this evening, either – thousands upon thousands of Colombian fans, many based in Europe, others making the trip specially from Latin America for the biggest moment in the country’s sporting history, have done likewise to the start in Rambouillet and in Paris on the Champs-Elysées, the majority dressed in the shirts of the country’s national football team.

meanwhile, here’s the scene back in Bernal’s home city – to borrow a phrase from the late, great rugby commentator Bill McLaren, “They’ll be dancing on the streets of Zipaquira tonight.”

Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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