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Egan Bernal is back on a bike showing incredible recovery

Egan Bernal is back on a bike showing incredible recovery

Ineos’ Tour winner contemplating early return to racing after horror crash Egan Bernal is marking another milestone in his incredible recovery from a devastating crash.…

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Ineos’ Tour winner contemplating early return to racing after horror crash

Egan Bernal is marking another milestone in his incredible recovery from a devastating crash. The Tour de France winner posted a photo of himself riding on a stationary trainer. The Colombian’s rapid improvement has his coach talking about his return to racing, possibly by the end of this year. Scary crash. Sensational recovery

The Colombian collided with a bus during a training ride in late January. Bernal suffered serious injuries in the harrowing crash, and there were initially doubts as to whether he would walk again .

The 2019 Tour de France winner’s recovery has impressed from the start. By mid-February, he was posting videos of riding on a recumbent stationary bike .

Now, Bernal’s taken the next step. He shared a photo of himself riding his Pinarello on a trainer, pedaling easy and sitting up under his own power. The balance and support required for that transition is a big advance for Ineo’s rider. It has his coach eyeing the future. Bernal racing in the leader’s jersey at the 2021 Giro d’Italia. Photo:Sirotti Potential for 2022 return

This incredible progress has Ineos-Grenadiers’ coach, Xabier Artexte, talking about Bernal’s return to racing. Possibly as soon as this year.

Artexte told Gazzetta dello Sport that Bernal could be back on a start line by 2023, if not the end of 2022, citing his rider’s fitness and elite-level physiology as causes for the rapid recovery.“Egan is a top-level sportsman and his recovery […]

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