Thursday, December 2

Julián Gómez: the tragic death of the Colombian cyclist boy whose face full of emotion went around the world


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Julián Esteban Gómez

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His dreams of being a great cyclist ended abruptly for Julián Esteban Gómez.

The face of the 13-year-old Colombian boy went around the world in 2019, when he cried with emotion when he saw Egan Bernal become the primer Colombian to win the Tour de France.

“It was a great emotion to see him. Egan is our idol,” said Julian at the time. “It was an emotion to see him, because I also ride a bike and I want to be like him.”

While training with his uncle on Sunday, a tractor-trailer ran over the teenager on a road north of Bogotá


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