The winner of the 2019 Tour de France, Colombian Egan Bernal and his miraculous return to training is going well, it seems. On Tuesday, he went on a 270 km, seven hour ride averaging just under 40 km/h. That includes 2,575 m of elevation. Bernal went on on the little jaunt with Ineos-Grenadiers teammate Brand Rivera and some Colombian pros.
In January, Egan Bernal hit a bus while he was on a training ride. It left him in critical condition in the ICU.
The Colombian suffered 20 different fractures in the life-threatening wipeout. Bernal was said to have been riding over 60 km/h when he hit the bus.
Bernal underwent a series of emergency surgeries, amid concerns that he might not even be able to walk, let alone ride. Gradually he began a long rehabilitation program that included walking on a treadmill, and eventually upgraded to riding an indoor bike. Following extensive physiotherapy, he took his first ride outside in March. “The happiest day of my life,” Bernal posted on Instagram. “After two months and twenty broken bones, here I am, and I want more!” Yo no soy nadie para decirles esto pero… si tienen un objetivo, no importan las condiciones, ni que tan abajo o arriba estén… Lúchenla!! Por mal que les vaya, quedarán tranquilos con ustedes mismos, y eso es lo mas importante pic.twitter.com/kkt5x3mcEI He returned to racing in August but of course hasn’t quite hit the same form he had before the accident. Bernal raced the Tour of Denmark, […]
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