AGI – Egan Bernal, winner of the Giro d’Italia was present at the General Audience of Pope Francis. At the end of the catechesis, during the kiss on the hand, a joking exchange took place between the Pontiff and the champion of Ineos-Grenadiers who wanted to give Francis, in the name of all Colombians, the Maglia Rosa and a personalized bicycle with the papal coat of arms. “How many coffees do you have before you get on your bike?”, The Pope asked him, Bernal reports to journalists. “Then he gave his blessing to me and my fiancée” (Maria Fernanda Motas). Egan Bernal underlines how even in cycling, in moments of great fatigue and trial, one entrusts oneself to God: “I am a Catholic and before these stages that are more difficult, I pray”. Regarding doping, the Colombian champion then specified that cycling today is “a totally different sport. Right now it is one of the most controlled sports and for me it is one of the cleanest sports”.

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