The 22-year-old Colombian is poised to be the first from his nation to win the yellow jersey.
On one of the wildest day's of racing in recent Tour history, the race was upended, first by Pinot's abandonment, then by the weather-shortened stage.
Egan Bernal and Julian Alaphilippe had their showdown on the Col de l'Iseran on Friday. Unfortunately, hail and landslides shortened the battle.
The young Colombian climbing sensation rode his way into yellow in an abbreviated stage marred by extreme weather. Thibaut Pinot also abandoned early in the stage.
The other GC favorites flinched when Egan Bernal attacked on the Col du Galibier. Now, the Colombian has emerged as the biggest threat to take down Julian Alaphilippe.
How does Egan Bernal's advantage change the dynamics heading into the final two stages? And what is the significance of Nairo Quintana's stage victory?
The Colombian climber won alone, out-climbing his breakaway companions. Alaphilippe cracked, but regained the GC group on the descent in dramatic fashion.
The Pyrenees shook up the Tour de France's overall standings. Who is the strongest? How can Thibaut Pinot or Geraint Thomas win?
A combination of factors has transformed this year's Tour de France into one of the most unpredictable and engaging in decades.