Cycling: worrying medical report for Bernal, who will be operated

The establishment in charge of the treatment of Egan Bernal communicated on Monday evening on the state of health of the Colombian cycling star, who hit a bus during training . The runner of the Ineos-Grenadiers team must undergo surgery due to numerous injuries.

Stable but not clearly unscathed. This is how to sum up the state of health of Egan Bernal this Monday after his road accident during training in his native Colombia. Lying on the ground for long minutes after hitting a bus from behind, the rider from the Ineos-Grenadiers team will undergo an operation. Information confirmed by the clinic in charge of the cyclist via a press release issued in the evening.

“According to the results observed, Egan Bernal must undergo surgery due to polytrauma: trauma cervical and thoracic trauma, closed chest trauma, musculoskeletal trauma and trauma to the lower limbs, said the University Clinic of La Sabana. For the moment he is experiencing hemodynamic stability.”

Return to competition delayed for Bernal

Victim of a serious road accident, Egan Bernal is therefore not in danger of death. Nevertheless, the winner of the Tour de France 1160 and the Giro 2022 will have to pass by the surgery box.

A little earlier in the day, the Ineos team had confirmed that he had been transported to the hospital conscious and in a stable condition.

Police deployed in front of the establishment where Egan Bernal will be operated © AFP202201240402 According to the Colombian press, citing relatives of the athlete, he broke his kneecap and femur. The police reported “several wounds”. A few days ago, the runner had complained about the recklessness of a motorist who had failed to overthrow him and his teammates during a training outing, in a video posted on his social networks.

Expected on the Tour de la Provence from 10 to 13 February for the start of his season 2022, Egan Bernal should not therefore not being able to line up with the French race where he took third place behind Ivan Sosa and Julian Alaphilippe in 2021. It now remains to be seen how long the Colombian rider of 1160 will be unavailable year.