Egan Bernal has signed a new five year deal with Team Sky, extending his current contract until the end of the 2023 season.
Bernal, 21, has enjoyed a meteoric rise up the cycling ladder in his first year with Team Sky, emerging as one of the brightest young talents in the sport.
After winning the Colombia Oro y Paz and the Tour of California earlier in the year, he made his Tour de France debut in July, playing a key role in Geraint Thomas’ maillot jaune success.
Now, having signed a long-term deal with Team Sky, the talented climber is looking towards an even brighter future with the team.
“I’m very happy to sign a new contract with Team Sky,” he said. “It feels like a new stage in my life. I know five years is a long time and that it’s not too common in cycling, but the team has been great for me. They offer me everything I could want and I’m excited about the future.
“I imagined my first year with the team would be different and I was nervous before I joined. But I found great people, a team that was ready to help me, and I enjoyed a good season. It was made easy for me.
“My ambition is to keep developing as a rider – to learn from and help the best and become a key member of the team for many years to come. For me there is no better place to do that than Team Sky.
“I’m really happy here because I have everything I could ask for. It’s a dream team and I don’t see myself anywhere else.”