In the midst of controversy over his political positions in recent months, Colombian cyclist Egan Bernal has had one of the most difficult years of your professional career.
On January 24, Egan suffered an accident in Gachancipá (Cundinamarca): he collided with a bus that was parked on the side of the road, while preparing a time trial.
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The accident raised fears for his life and practically ruined his season: he suffered multiple fractures and had to slowly relearn how to walk before getting back on the bike.
Flor Marina Gónez continues her fight against breast cancer
But it wasn't the only bad news Egan had this year. Her mother, Flor Marina Gómez, revealed on social networks that she is fighting breast cancer.
Little by little, Flor Marina has been illustrating how her process is going to leave behind the cancer, with various photographs and videos on their networks.
Meanwhile, Egan continues his preparation to return to competition and this week he was in Copenhagen, where the Tour de France began this Friday. There, the Colombian attended several special guests to show him how the Ineos Grenadiers team works.
Egan's change of plans for the season
Now, Bernal planned to return to the country to spend a few days with to his mother, but Ineos changed his plans. Now he must stay training in Europe, thinking about the end of the season.
For this reason, Egan made a post on his Twitter account, in which he announced that he had to make a sacrifice, thinking about his soon return to competition.
A veces uno tiene que hacer sacrificios en esta vida. Mañana viajaba a Colombia a visitar a mi mamá que tiene cancer, ella es la persona más importante para mi, pero decidí quedarme a hacer un Training Camp con mi equipo en Andorra pensando en las próximas metas 👊🏽 Esto no acaba.
— Egan Arley Bernal (@Eganbernal) July 1, 2022
“Sometimes one has to make sacrifices in this life. Tomorrow (Saturday) I was traveling to Colombia to visit my mother who has cancer, she is the most important person for me, but I decided to stay to do a Training Camp with my team in Andorra thinking about the next goals 👊🏽 This is not over”, wrote Egan.
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The last race in which Egan Bernal participated was last year's Vuelta a España, in which he finished in sixth place, 13 minutes and 27 seconds behind the champion, the Slovenian Primoz Roglic.
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