Egan Bernal gives his bicycle and the pink “jersey” of the Giro d’Italia to Pope Francis

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This was the meeting between the last winner of the Tour of Italy, the Colombian Egan Bernal, and Pope Francis.

Winner Giro d’Italia 2021
“It was a unique experience, the truth is I am very happy, I am still a bit nervous and in shock after what happened there. I was very surprised to have his presence there, the truth was a unique experience. I think it has been the most beautiful experience of my life … I said before that I grew up in a Catholic family, I am Catholic so this has been the greatest encounter with God so far so I think it was a unique experience ” .

Egan gave the Pope the garment that characterizes the winner of the Giro, the so-called pink “jersey”, and a white painted bicycle for the Pope.

Winner Giro d’Italia 2021
“I told him that it was an honor for me to be there and that on behalf of me and all Colombians I wanted to give him a painted bicycle for him, and the pink jersey of the turn, on behalf of myself and all the Colombians who at this moment need a blessing from him and then he blessed me and my girlfriend ” .

And he blessed the rosaries. And he also praised the sport.

“Because in sport one expresses the best of oneself . 

The Colombian cyclist says that he savored every moment of this special visit. He also spoke about his future. He pointed out that there is still a lot to work on.

Winner Giro d’Italia 2021
“I think that in the professional part there are still many things to do. Even on the personal and spiritual side, after a meeting like this, I think it makes you want to reflect on what you are as a person as well, so there is still a lot to do ”.

Egan Bernal is the fourth cyclist to win a Giro with less than 25 years.

In 2019 he won the Tour de France.

Now he only has the Vuelta a España to get the so-called “triple crown”.

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