Ineos Grenadiers' Egan Bernal will miss the Vuelta a Andalucia

"We’re optimistic about him being back racing in the next couple of weeks"

by Sead Dedovic
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Ineos Grenadiers' Egan Bernal will miss the Vuelta a Andalucia

Due to a knee injury, Egan Bernal will not be able to participate in the Vuelta a Andalucia. The same reasons also caused Bernal to miss the Vuelta a San Juan. It is understood that the Ineos Grenadiers team does not want to take the risk, given that his return is of great importance to the team.

"Egan’s left knee is still not 100% race ready following his crash in San Juan, and much as he’d like to race there is no point risking its recovery.
We’re optimistic about him being back racing in the next couple of weeks."
- Ineos Grenadiers spokesperson told Cyclingnews.com

Egan Bernal recovery

Bernal was left with many consequences as a result of the horrific crash he experienced in Colombia in January of last year.

The recovery process was described in detail by Bernal in an interview he did with Eurosport a few months back. The problems and difficulties he was facing were enormous. As a result, Egan demonstrated courage and a willingness to return.

"I spent many hours in the operating theatre. I was even told that some people thought I was dead, and there was also a good chance that I would be in a wheelchair, so I really didn't think I would be able to get back on a bike," he said.
"The first days you have to learn to walk again, it's super complicated.
To be able to eat, just to wash my mouth, to be able to shower.

Those were the first things I had to learn. And just to do that, it took me two months.
So imagine if just to walk, to wash your mouth, it takes you two months, then how long it's going to take me to get back to a competitive level in a peloton... it was hours of work. But I had the support of my family, of the whole team and it was a big team effort."

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