Bernal is back
The Ineos Grenadiers rider posted photos of himself on Instagram riding a bike just over two months after the horrific training crash. Bernal previously stated that the accident left him with a “95 per cent chance” of becoming paralysed.
“The happiest day of my life,” wrote Bernal on Instagram. “After 2 months and 20 broken bones, here I am, and I want more!”
The serious crash required him to undergo seven surgeries to treat the broken bones and two collapsed lungs. It happened on January 24 when Bernal rode into a bus at close to 65kph while on his time-trial bike.
The Colombian previously posted photos of himself walking unaided, on a stationary bike trainer, and then later on an upright one.
It looks like he’s on the right path to full recovery. We wish you all the best, Egan!
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Congratulations to the GWE 22 winners!
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Did a ride today I’ve wanted to do in a while, andorrà to girona. 2500m elevation gain, 4400m elevation loss. It was nice
Won’t be riding back.
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