Colombia’s Egan Bernal (left) is congratulated by team-mate Geraint Thomas as he crosses the finish line of the twentieth stage of the Tour de France on Saturday. Agence France-Presse
Egan Bernal of Team Ineos became the first Colombian rider to claim the prestigious Tour de France title with an emphatic victory on Sunday.
Besides mountains galore, Welsh rider Geraint Thomas is up against a solid cast of opponents, even within Ineos his own team, when the three-week Tour de France pedals off on the cobbled streets of Brussels on Saturday.
UAE Team Emirates’ Yousif Mirza will be looking to recapture some form as the Emirati joins his teammates at the Tour of Turkey (April 16-21). The UAE National Champion most recently turned out for UAE Team Emirates at the Giro di Sicilia, but will be hoping for more luck this time around.
"Simon is a player for the Belgian national team. That comes before anything else. We are going through a difficult time, but we still have to show some class," said Kompany.
Liverpool fans should be dreaming of a first Premier League title for 30 years, admitted Jurgen Klopp even if the German is taking nothing for granted after opening
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace as Juventus got better of Parma to extend their lead to four points over second place Inter Milan at the top of the Italian League