The 22-year-old Group Ineos rider will develop into the primary Colombian to win the title.
Bernal completed Saturday’s stage in fourth place, which was received by 2014 champion Vincenzo Nibali of Italy. The general winner, nonetheless, is chosen primarily based on calculations of the period of time taken to finish every stage.
Though he nonetheless has to complete Sunday’s last stage, the route round Paris is historically a procession with solely the ultimate dash being contested.
Bernal crossed the end line whereas holding arms with teammate and defending champion Geraint Thomas.
Roads had been left impassable by stormy climate in Val d’Isere, forcing organizers to desert the stage with 20 kilometers remaining.
With occasions taken from the highest of Col d’Iseran, Bernal, who had began the day 90 seconds behind in a single day chief Julian Alaphilippe, emerged with a two-minute lead over the house favourite.
Bernal turned the third Colombian to put on the yellow jersey, which is given to the rider who leads the race’s total standings after every phase or stage. Victor Hugo Peña wore it in 2003, adopted by Fernando Gaviria in 2018.