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PHOTOS: The Tour de France course will leave you charmed

Last updated on: July 29, 2019 12:13 IST

Egan Bernal became the first Colombian to win the Tour de France when he retained the overall leader’s yellow jersey on Sunday.

The 22-year-old Bernal, the youngest rider to win the race in 110 years, gave Team Ineos — formerly Team Sky — their seventh title in the last eight editions.

Also the winner of the white jersey for the best Under-25 rider beat team mate and defending champion Geraint Thomas of Britain by one minute 11 seconds, with Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk coming home third, 1:31 off the pace.

Sunday’s 21st and final stage won by Caleb Ewan of Australia.

Like every year, the Tour de France has seen exciting races at each stage as the peloton of cyclists navigate past scenic views across the Tour map.

Makes us wonder how these cyclists don't fall short of breath as they pedal to the finish line. Here's a glimpse of the tricky but beautiful terrain that outlines the Tour de France...

The pack rides through the courtyard of the Louvre museum during the twenty-first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 128 kilometers (79,53 miles) with start in Rambouillet and finish in Paris on Sunday

IMAGE: The pack rides through the courtyard of the Louvre museum during the twenty-first stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 128 kilometers with start in Rambouillet and finish in Paris on July 28. Photograph: Rafael Yaghobzadeh/Pool via Reuters

The yellow jersey group, with Deceuninck-Quick Step rider Julian Alaphilippe of France wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, in action during the 208-km Stage 18 from Embrun to Valloire on July 25

IMAGE: The yellow jersey group, with Deceuninck-Quick Step rider Julian Alaphilippe of France wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, in action during the 208-km Stage 18 from Embrun to Valloire on July 25. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

The peloton, with Trek-Segafredo rider Giulio Ciccone of Italy wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, pass a field with cows at the 230-km Stage 7 from Belfort to Chalon-sur-Saone on July 12

IMAGE: The peloton, with Trek-Segafredo rider Giulio Ciccone of Italy wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, pass a field with cows at the 230-km Stage 7 from Belfort to Chalon-sur-Saone on July 12. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Lotto Soudal rider Tiesj Benoot of Belgium, Bahrain-Merida rider Ivan Garcia Cortina of Spain, Team Jumbo-Visma rider Tony Martin of Germany and Mitchelton-Scott rider Daryl Impey of South Africa ride in the breakaway at the 170.5-km Stage 9 from Saint-Etienne to Brioude on July 14 

IMAGE: Lotto Soudal rider Tiesj Benoot of Belgium, Bahrain-Merida rider Ivan Garcia Cortina of Spain, Team Jumbo-Visma rider Tony Martin of Germany and Mitchelton-Scott rider Daryl Impey of South Africa ride in the breakaway at the 170.5-km Stage 9 from Saint-Etienne to Brioude on July 14. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

The Manneken Pis statue is dressed in the overall leader's yellow jersey, before the start of the stage 1 

IMAGE: The Manneken Pis statue is dressed in the overall leader's yellow jersey, before the start of the stage 1 in Brussels, Belgium, on July 6. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

 Deceuninck-Quick Step rider Julian Alaphilippe of France, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, at the 208-km Stage 18 from Embrun to Valloire during the Tour de France on July 25 

IMAGE: Deceuninck-Quick Step rider Julian Alaphilippe of France, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, at the 208-km Stage 18 from Embrun to Valloire during the Tour de France on July 25. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

The peloton in action on the Pont du Gard at the 177-km Stage 16 from Nimes to Nimes on July 23

IMAGE: The peloton in action on the Pont du Gard at the 177-km Stage 16 from Nimes to Nimes on July 23. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

The peloton rides under a beautiful sky at the 215-km Stage 3 from Binche to Epernay on July 8

IMAGE: The peloton rides under a beautiful sky at the 215-km Stage 3 from Binche to Epernay on July 8. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Deceuninck-Quick Step rider Michael Morkov of Denmark leads the peloton on the lovely 185-km Stage 15 from Limoux to Foix Prat d'Albis on July 21

IMAGE: Deceuninck-Quick Step rider Michael Morkov of Denmark leads the peloton on the lovely 185-km Stage 15 from Limoux to Foix Prat d'Albis on July 21. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Deceuninck-Quick Step rider Julian Alaphilippe of France, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, in the peloton at the The 170.5-km Stage 9 from Saint-Etienne to Brioude on July 14

IMAGE: Deceuninck-Quick Step rider Julian Alaphilippe of France, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, in the peloton at the The 170.5-km Stage 9 from Saint-Etienne to Brioude on July 14. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

The peloton ride through a field of sunflowers the 213.5-km Stage 4 from Reims to Nancy on July 9

IMAGE: The peloton ride through a field of sunflowers the 213.5-km Stage 4 from Reims to Nancy on July 9. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

A man carries a bag of Tour de France badge pins near the starting place in Embrun before the race on the 208-km Stage 18 from Embrun to Valloire on July 25

IMAGE: A man carries a bag of Tour de France badge pins near the starting place in Embrun before the race on the 208-km Stage 18 from Embrun to Valloire on July 25. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Lotto Soudal rider Caleb Ewan of Australia and Team Jumbo-Visma rider Dylan Groenewegen of the Netherlands battle towards the finish line at the 167-km Stage 11 from Albi to Toulouse on July 17

IMAGE: Lotto Soudal rider Caleb Ewan of Australia and Team Jumbo-Visma rider Dylan Groenewegen of the Netherlands battle towards the finish line at the 167-km Stage 11 from Albi to Toulouse on July 17. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

Total Direct Energie rider Niki Terpstra of the Netherlands receives medical attention after a crash on the 167-km Stage 11 from Albi to Toulouse on July 17

IMAGE: Total Direct Energie rider Niki Terpstra of the Netherlands receives medical attention after a crash on the 167-km Stage 11 from Albi to Toulouse on July 17. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters
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