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No Egan Bernal at Paris-Nice as knee injury disrupts season

No Egan Bernal at Paris-Nice as knee injury disrupts season

Egan Bernal will not ride Paris-Nice next week, as a knee injury he picked up in January continues to force him out of action. The…

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Egan Bernal will not ride Paris-Nice next week, as a knee injury he picked up in January continues to force him out of action.

The Ineos Grenadiers rider fell on his knee at the Vuelta a San Juan early in 2023, which stopped him from riding the Volta ao Algarve. It was thought that he would be back for a big showdown with Tadej Pogańćar and Jonas Vingegaard at Paris-Nice next weekend, but that is now not happening.

Speaking during a press conference on Friday, Rod Ellingworth, Ineos’ deputy team principal, said that there are "no concerns" but couldn’t put a date on the Colombian returning to action.

"Unfortunately, he had a fall at San Juan, landed on his knee, nothing to do with the accident last year," Ellingworth explained. "But like anything, these things take a bit of time, you can’t put a time frame on it, but he’s doing well, he’s disappointed not to be racing at the moment. One thing with Egan is that you’ve got to hold him back, cos he’s an ambitious guy like all of these lads. We can’t ask anything more of Egan up to this point, really.

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"No, he won’t ride Paris-Nice. We’re not sure when he will race next, yet, but he’s OK."

Bernal was left almost paralysed in 2022 after colliding with a bus during time trial training on his home roads last January.It left him requiring seven separate surgeries to treat the 20 broken bones and two collapsed lungs that […]

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