Seven months ago, the life of Colombian Egan Bernal (Ineos), champion of the Tour de France 2019 and the Giro d'Italia 2021, was hanging by a thread but this Tuesday the happiness of his family and the country is capitalized because he returned to the bicycle after winning the toughest test he has had to face in his 25 years of life.
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Five surgeries and seven months of recovery were necessary to allow Bernal to walk again and compete in the Tour of Denmark, the first highly demanding race in which the man from Zipaquirá participates after the accident that almost left him a paraplegic.
Egan Bernal gave his first pedal strokes after the accident he suffered on January 24, when fulfilling his work as a domestique in the first stage of the Tour of Denmark, which took place this Tuesday between Allerød and Køge, won by Olav Fooij.
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This is how it went for Egan
The second stage of the Tour of Denmark was a 12.2 km time trial that took place in Assens.
Egan Bernal had an excellent presentation, doing his route on a very narrow road and taking the curves very well.
The Colombian had a time of 14:52, with an average speed of 49.2 km/h.
Bernal lost 1:17 to the winner, who was Magnus Sheffield, who surprised everyone and stopped the clock at 13:35, the best time.
Geraint Thomas, meanwhile, scored a time of 13:50, and was fourth.
¡Terminó Egan Bernal la CRI! El colombiano en su vuelta a este tipo de pruebas finalizó a 55 segundos del mejor tiempo ¡Tremendo lo del colombiano!
— Señal Deportes (@SenalDeportes) August 17, 2022
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