Egan Bernal: ‘Never let anyone tell you that you can’t do something’
New video reveals Bernal is on a steady recovery, but team officials insist there is not a timeline on a return to racing.
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Egan Bernal keeps improving steadily from his devastating crash last month.
The 2019 Tour de France winner posted a video on Instagram of himself on a stationary bike, sitting upright without a brace or casts, and slowly spinning his legs.
A caption read, “Never let anyone tell you that you can’t do something.”
The post generated nearly 1 million views and more than 10,000 copies since he posted it.
The video is the latest update that reveals Bernal is on a steady recovery from the high-speed collision with a bus last month that left him with 20 broken bones and risked paralyzing him.
Doctors said last week the Bernal’s full recovery is the priority, but did not put a timeline on when he might return to training or racing.
On Thursday, Ineos Grenadiers released a statement to the media urging journalists to leave him alone as he continues to recover.
Echoing Colombian doctors, the team said there is no timeline on Bernal’s return to training or racing.
“Egan is making great progress at home and working with a local rehab clinic where his recovery is going well,” a note read. “At present our medical staff have not set a definitive timeline for when we should expect to see him back on his bike.
“For the time being he will remain in Colombia until his progression has reached a satisfactory level for him to return to his European base.”