Bogotá – Colombia
Former Tour de France champion Egan Bernal was taken to hospital in stable condition on Monday after a training accident in Colombia, according to his team and Colombian officials.
In a brief statement, the Ineos Grenadiers team indicated that the 25-year-old Colombian runner was conscious when he arrived at the hospital.
The University of La Sabana hospital, where Bernal was being treated, said in a statement that the cyclist would undergo surgery for multiple injuries, including his neck, chest and legs. He was in stable condition.
According to Colombian police, Bernal collided with a bus stopped along a road near his hometown of Zipaquira around 10 a.m.
Besides the 2019 Tour de France, Bernal also won the Giro d’Italia title last year.
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