ZIPAQUIRA, Colombia (AP) — Tomás Moreno sneaks a quick glance over his shoulder before speeding across the white finish line and throwing his hands in the air. It’s the 8-year-old’s first ever cycling win but he’s already looking to follow in the path blazed by Egan Bernal, who hauled himself up from a modest upbringing in this Andean town outside Colombia’s capital to the pinnacle of competitive cycling.
“I want to go to the Tour de France and do everything I can to win,” says Moreno.
He’s not the only Colombian child dreaming big these days with Bernal poised to win the Tour de France.
A few blocks away, young cyclists pack Zipaquira’s plaza to watch on a giant screen their town’s favorite son defend the yellow jersey.
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