Biking star Egan Bernal accomplished his first day of racing since a career-threatening crash and trailed house two minutes behind the winner on the Tour of Denmark on Tuesday.
The 25-year-old Tour de France and Giro d’Italia winner, suffered a number of damaged bones when he slammed right into a stationary bus close to Bogata on January 24.
Medical doctors thought on the time he may by no means stroll once more however after 5 surgical procedures the Colombian Ineos rider accomplished his first day of aggressive racing.
“I’m super happy to be racing again. I’m hoping to go all the way and help the team here,” stated Bernal after the 223km stage.
Olav Kooij of Jumbo received the stage from a breakaway simply beat the primary pack house on the primary of 5 levels.
“I’m just getting back into the rhythm and regaining my confidence,” stated Bernal.
Bernal wanted a number of surgical procedures after breaking a number of ribs, a knee cap, a thigh bone, two vertebrae and a thumb within the crash.
“I almost died but I thank God for this test,” he stated on the time.
Ineos stated he had made “remarkable progress” since then, praising his focus and the efforts of the medical group.
“There’s been no complaining from Egan,” Ineos sports activities director Gabriel Rasch stated Tuesday. “No negativity at all.”
“After what happened to me in January this has been the moment I’ve been waiting for — to race with my teammates again,” stated Bernal.
Bernal can take a look at himself once more in a person time trial over 12.2km on Wednesday’s stage 2.