Colombian cyclist Egan Bernal, the only Latin American to win the Tour de France, and who left the hospital on Sunday where he was taken two weeks ago due to a training accident that almost cost him his life, has received messages of support.
After five surgeries to correct fractures to his spine, leg and right hand, the 25-year-old rider was discharged discharged and is ready to continue his rehabilitation process on an outpatient basis.You may be interested: (Rigoberto Urán took Tom Dumoulin to a bakery for breakfast)
Gianni Savio was the first coach that the Colombian had in Europe. He took him to the Androni team and talked about the current Giro d’Italia champion.
“That he is already out of hospital is a good sign. For such a young man, he has the mental strength and poise of a 30-year-old. I told the Colombian fans not to put pressure on him,” Savio said.
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And he added: “We need to give him the time he needs to recover. All of 2022 will be about recovery. from 2023 he can come back and try to become the great champion he once was. You have to have a lot of patience, because full recovery will only happen with patience. I know the tremendous mental strength that Egan has.”
The family of the cyclist of the Ineos team issued a statement in which they said that there was no certain time to see him again on the bicycle.
“His injuries are very hard, but he is such a strong athlete and a better person. I am convinced, knowing the mental strength he has and giving him the time he needs, he can once again be a protagonist in the Giro d’Italia or the Tour de France“, he told VeloNews.