Three months ago, professional cyclist Egal Bernal fell badly. In a training accident at the end of January, the driver of the British team Ineos drove into a stationary bus. The Giro winner suffered several broken bones, including eleven ribs, two vertebrae, a thigh and a kneecap. In addition, both lungs were perforated. Bernal himself had put his chances of not being paraplegic at only five percent. Three weeks later he was back on the exercise bike. Since winning the Tour de France in 2019, Bernal has been a national hero.
Three months later, the professional cyclist’s injuries have largely healed. Egan Bernal’s vertebral fractures have largely recovered. The vertebral fractures have healed well, his doctor Gustavo Uriza said in a video conference of the National Academy of Medicine in Colombia today, Wednesday. From a medical point of view, the former Tour de France winner could take part in competitions again in four weeks. In the coming days, Bernal wants to return to Europe and train there.